Meet with recruiters from over 45 companies
Local unemployment has reached an eight-year low, but just about everyone knows someone who’s still looking for a job. Already, 450 attendees have registered for the East County Career Fair to meet with recruiters from four dozen companies representing a variety of industry sectors, like health care, law enforcement, government, service and financial institutions.
Attendees will also have access to career counseling in this specific business climate.
WHEN: Thursday, May 28th, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak Street, Brentwood
“It’s great to see so many local employers hiring for positions in industries like health care, finance, manufacturing and more,” said Stephen Baiter, executive director of the Workforce Development Board. “Enabling Contra Costa County residents to find work in the communities where they live enhances their quality of life and supports overall economic development in our region.”
The career far is co-hosted by the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County and the California Employment Development Department.
The Workforce Development Board (WDB) of Contra Costa County is a business-led advisory group that shapes and strengthens local and regional workforce development efforts. The purpose of the WDB is to align strategies and resources to help job seekers obtain the skills they need to compete in the 21st-century economy, and to help meet the workforce needs of California’s businesses.
The WDB oversees four America’s Job Center of California (AJCC)/EASTBAY Works sites, which provide businesses and job seekers with a wide range of services, including career planning, job training, and transition support at four locations across Contra Costa County – Antioch, Brentwood, Concord and San Pablo.
Employers attending include: AccentCare, BART Police Dept. ChildCare Careers, City of Brentwood, CLP Resources, Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services Dept., Contra Costa County Human Resources Dept. , Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Dolan Lumber, West, Dow Chemical, Durham School Services,Eldercare Services, F.B.I., Federal Bureau of Prisons, Hoaglandz Solar Electric System, Home Depot, Home of Chicken & Waffles, Lowe’s Home Center, Mike’s Auto Body, New York Life, REPOWER by Solar Universe, Saarman Construction, Santa Clara County Sherriff’s Office.