Jun 162014
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 16, 2014 –

From Beth Gabor, County of Yolo

The Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services is teaming up with Congressman John Garamendi and the Workforce Development Collaborative to connect job seekers with employers through a job fair which will be held Monday, June 16, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Yolo County One Stop Career Center located at 25 North Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

There will be more than 30 local businesses and ten apprenticeship programs represented at the job fair. Computers will be available for employment seekers to fill out applications and turn in resumes to prospective employers on the spot.  Employment specialists will also be available to help craft resumes and conduct free resume reviews, providing constructive feedback to increase the applicant’s likelihood of success.  More than 500 job seekers are expected to attend the event.

Local businesses and apprenticeship program representatives from the following organizations will be represented at the job fair:

 Local businesses represented:

 City of Woodland

IKEA

Masco Construction

Tiger Lines

Goodwill Industries

Home Depot

PG&E

Yolo County Office of Education

Gymboree

and many more…

 Apprenticeship programs represented:

 Ironworkers 118

Sacramento Job Corps

Northern CA Construction Training

Laborer’s International Union of North America

Carpenters Local 46

Drywall Lathers 9109

Operating Engineer Local No. 3

Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship Committee

Northern CA Valley Sheet Metal Industry

Carpenters Training Committee for Northern CA

 A component of this event is aimed specifically at youth.  The Youth College Link Success Camp partners high school-aged youth with UC Davis students and will include workshops addressing scholarship opportunities and financial aid preparation.  The Youth College Link Success Camp will begin at 8:30 a.m. and participants are encouraged to attend the job fair following to have their resumes reviewed and to speak with local business and apprenticeship program representatives.

 For more information on the job fair and local employment resources, visit: http://www.yolocounty.org/health-human-services/employment-social-services.

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Steve Marschke

Steve Marschke