Over thirty (35) employers, resource agencies and education providers have registered for this week’s Lompoc Job and Resource Fair. The event will take place Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is open to job seekers of all ages, with a special focus on local youth.

The event has received a lot of support from the local community. Some of the registered employers and resource agencies include: UCSB, Wal-Mart, YMCA, South Side Coffee, InDyne, Inc., Securitas Security Services, Smart & Final, Select Staffing, Volt Staffing, Lompoc Parks and Recreation, O’Cairns Inn & Suites, Bureau of Prisons, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Scholarship Foundation of SB, University of La Verne, Small Business Development Centers, Allan Hancock College, US Postal Service, Lompoc Valley Medical Center, Holiday Inn Express, North County Volunteer Corps, Chumash Casino, WebWise.io, Lompoc Boys and Girls Club, Express Employment Professionals, Excel Personnel Services, NAF Human Resources, Lompoc Unified School District, CoastHills Federal Credit Union, Holdsambeck and Associates Inc., Central Coast Public Safety, Goodwill Workforce Services, Burns and Whitaker Insurance, Viridia, Norwex and the Workforce Resource Center.

Ken Ostini, President and CEO of the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce commented: “Last year’s job Faire was a tremendous success and we expect this Job Faire to be even bigger and better attended.”

The organizations sponsoring the event include: The County of Santa Barbara Workforce Investment Board, Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Employment Development Department, Allan Hancock College, City of Lompoc, Goodwill Industries, Excel Personnel Services and various local government agencies, and private organizations.

All local employers who are considering hiring are invited to attend. The event is also open to resource agencies that would like to share their information with the local community. To register, please contact: Luis Servin at the Workforce Investment Board at (805) 681-4643 or Jennifer Merchant at the Employment Development Department at 805-568-1382.


The Workforce Investment Board, www.SantaBarbaraCountyWIB.org, is dedicated to serving the workforce needs of businesses, adults, laid-off workers and youth throughout Santa Barbara County. The WIB is a public/private partnership created by the Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and is staffed by the County of Santa Barbara.



DATE: April 28, 2014

Job seekers and employers can take advantage of free services at two Workforce Resource Centers (“One-Stops”) to help find work or new employees. Programs include employment services for job seekers, the latest labor market information and regional workforce research for businesses, as well as training that specialize in helping people gain the skills and confidence necessary to find and obtain a job. The One-Stop Shops are at 1410 S. Broadway in Santa Maria, (805) 614-1550, and 130 E. Ortega Street in Santa Barbara, (805) 568-1296. Online information is available at www.workforceresource.com.


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