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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Job and Resource Fair Events to Take Place in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara

Job and Resource Fair Events to Take Place
in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara in October



The Workforce Development Board, in partnership with local employers, community based organizations and local government agencies, announced the dates for the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria Job and Resource Fairs. Employer registration is now open for all businesses with employment opportunities, community based organizations with resource opportunities, and education providers. The event is open to all job seekers and people looking for resources and or information to further their education.

Santa Barbara Job and Resource Fair
The Santa Barbara event is being conducted in partnership with the Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region and will take place in conjunction with the Chamber’s Oktoberfest Business Expo on October 1, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The location will be The Fess Parker, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara.

Other organizations collaborating with the County of Santa Barbara’s Workforce Development Board include the Workforce Resource Centers, Community Solutions Inc., Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, Inc., The Salvation Army Haven, Department of Rehabilitation, and Mental Wellness Center.

For the employer registration, please contact Stephanie at (805) 965-3023 or by emailing stephanie@sbchamber.org.

Job Seeker Workshops
Job Seekers are encouraged to attend preparation workshops available on the following dates at the Workforce Resource Center, 130 E. Ortega Street in Santa Barbara:
Resume writing – September 22, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Interview and networking skills – September 25, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 pm. To 4 p.m.
To register, please contact Stephanie Otanez at phone number (805) 845-3926.

Additionally, there will be workshops for job seekers immediately before the job fair, October 1, 2015 from 3:30 until 5 p.m. at the Fess Parker.


Santa Maria Job and Resource Fair

The Santa Maria event has been scheduled for October 20, 2015 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Santa Maria Fair Park Convention Center, 937 S. Thornburg Street. Last year’s event gathered over 300 job seekers and over 40 employers, community based organizations and education providers. This year’s event will take place at the Santa Maria Convention Center in order to accommodate more people.

The organizations sponsoring the event include the Workforce Development Board, the Workforce Resource Center, the Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce, Center for Employment Training, County of Santa Barbara Department of Social Services, OASIS, Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties and various local government agencies, and private organizations.

For employer registration please contact Jeyde Cardenas at 805-614-1210 or by email at Jeyde.cardenas@edd.ca.gov.

Job Seeker Workshops
The Santa Maria preparation workshops for job seekers will take place the following dates:
Interview workshops – October 7, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and October 14, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Workforce Resource Center, 1410 S. Broadway, Santa Maria. To register please call (805) 614-1550.
Resume rescue workshops – October 7, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and October 15, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Workforce Resource Center, 1410 S. Broadway, Santa Maria. To register please call (805) 614-1550.
Additional dates are available at the Center for Employment Training, 509 W. Morrison Avenue, October 12, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and October 13, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. by appointments only. To register please call (805) 928-1737.

Contact

News Media Contact:
Raymond L. McDonald, Executive Director
(805) 681- 4453
Luis Servin, Youth Program Manager
(805) 896-6835

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