BBCC Job & Career Fair Set For April 17

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For Immediate Release
April 2, 2014
Contact: Doug Sly, 509-793-2003

Workshops for job seekers

 

BBCC Job & Career Fair Set For April 17

 

One of the biggest and best-attended job and career fairs in Eastern Washington will be held April 17 at Big Bend Community College.

The 21st annual Job and Career Fair at BBCC features 64 exhibitors representing a diverse group of employers and 11 BBCC professional/technical programs. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Grant County ATEC building.

“Our Job and Career Fair has been successful because of the growth of jobs and diversity of employers in this area,” said Deborah Correll, chair of the Job and Career Fair Steering Committee. “Existing employers are expanding and new companies are locating in the area.”

Employers attending the fair include companies involved in manufacturing, food processing, retail, service industries, health care, aerospace, education, and technology. BBCC programs that provide training for these jobs set up exhibits adjacent to the employers.

“There is no other place in this area where you can touch base with so many employers in one location and in one day,” Correll said.

Fair-goers can check with SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers, REC Silicon, Genie Industries, and others to learn more about what they require for employment. A list of confirmed employers attending the fair is online at www.bigbend.edu by clicking on the 21st Annual Job and Career Fair.

“People attending the job and career fair have an opportunity to interview the company and to ask questions,” Correll said. “It is also a great opportunity for those not looking for a job right now to discover the key employers in the Grant County area and what they are looking for in employees.”

BBCC regularly updates the job and career web site at www.bigbend.edu.  The site shows confirmed exhibitors, information for job seekers, and workshop descriptions.

The event features three workshops entitled “What are employers really looking for in job candidates?” The workshops are led by representatives of three groups of employers—manufacturing, health care, and community. A fourth workshop is entitled “Decreasing your stress during the job search.”

WorkSource and SkillSource partner with BBCC to develop workshops and activities for job seekers.

WorkSource moves its employment office resources to BBCC for the day. Attendees can take advantage of workshops to help them prepare for job interviews, complete applications and write a resume.