RESIDENTS INVITED TO EMPLOYMENT EXTRAVAGANZA ON OCTOBER

October 2, 2019 / Comments (0)

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VALLEJO, CA – The City of Vallejo announces the Employment Extravaganza-Part 2, hosted by the Workforce Development Board of Solano County. Open to the public, the job fair will be held on October 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Americas Job Center of California (AJCC), located inside the Vallejo Employment Development Department (EDD), at 1440 Marin Street. The first Employment Extravaganza was held in September.

Candidates attending the Employment Extravaganza will have the opportunity to speak directly with businesses from both in and outside of the county, and complete job applications onsite. The goal of the event is to showcase 16 employers, and provide an opportunity for candidates to apply in-person. Businesses participating in this event are: C&H Sugar (Crockett), Solano County Transit (Sol Trans), Bolt Staffing (American Canyon), IMOD Structures, Touro University, Simonton Windows, Travis Credit Union, Hired Hands (Napa), Accent Care (Concord), Michael’s Transportation, Dickey’s Barbecue Pitt (Vallejo), Walmart Neighborhood Market (Vallejo), Home Instead Senior Care, Merry Maids, and The City of Vallejo. The Extravaganza will also feature Factory OS, a sustainable housing construction company, and a “second-chance” employer. In the past few months, the Vallejo-based company has hired several candidates, allowing the individuals earn a livable wage.

The Employment Extravaganza will feature over 40 open job positions, ranging from entry level to highly skilled. Positions include, but are not limited to: Custodians, Sous Chefs, Class B Drivers, Home Health Aides, Equipment Mechanics, Public Works Supervisor, Laboratory Analyst, Personal Shoppers, Overnight Stockers, Power Station Operator, IT Specialists, Architects, Branch Managers, and a wide range of Office/ Administrative positions.

Last month’s career fair was a successful event, but only consisted of 6 employers. This month’s event is larger and expected participation will be 150 candidates, if not more.

Vallejo is a diverse community filled with skilled labor and individuals looking to take advantage of their college degrees. In support of the community, Workforce Development Board of Solano County’s mission is to strengthen Solano County’s workforce development system by working with providers, stakeholders, and employer representatives to improve coordination of services and integrate functions and activities to be more responsive to the needs of employers and job seekers. The Workforce Development Board hosts an annual career event in the month of April (with over 80 employers), but, the Extravaganza series are the first job consistent fairs hosted at their AJCC location.

Located in the Vallejo EDD, the mission of Americas Job Center of California is to assist job seekers in obtaining employment and strengthening their skill sets. Among many of the services offered, job seekers can create and post résumés, search and apply for job openings, research training opportunities, attend workshops, participate in hiring events, gain information about Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Paid Family Leave benefits, and connect with other community resources.

For additional information, contact Erica Shaw, Business Service Consultant, Workforce Development Board of Solano County, at (707) 649-4713 or eshaw@solanowdb.org or LaTanya Terrones, Project Analyst, Economic Development Division at (707) 649-5454 or latanya.terrones@cityofvallejo.net.

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