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Who needs a job? East County Career Fair in Brentwood, Thursday

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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.

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Antioch commemorates Memorial Day at annual ceremony, Monday

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
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The color guard of local military veterans raise the U.S. and P.O.W. flags to half mast during the annual Antioch Memorial Day ceremony at Oak View Memorial Park, Monday, May 25, 2015

 

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Pastor Larry Adams of Golden Hills Community Church offers the opening prayer as Remy Goldsmith of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier’s office, Congressman Jerry McNerney, Assemblyman Jim Frazier, Antioch Mayor Wade Harper, special guest speaker Clark Strickland and Master of Ceremonies J.R.Wilson, Presdent of the Delta Veteran’s Group, bow their heads at the Antioch Memorial Day ceremony, Monday, May 25.

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Spencer Green of the Boy Scouts Troop 450 leads the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

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The Deer Valley High School band plays the anthems of each branch of the military, as veterans in the audience are honored.

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Dennis and Renee Souza and others stand during the recognition of military veterans.

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World War II Navy veteran Clark Strickland inspires the audience during his speech.

 

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Mayor Wade Harper and Commander Henri Veilleux of the Antioch VFW Post place the wreath at the Memorial Day ceremony.

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Jean Espinosa of Boy Scout Troop 450 plays Taps to close out the ceremony.

 

 

 

 

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Antioch to commemorate Memorial Day at Oak View Memorial Park on Monday

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

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Red Men to hold community breakfast to benefit Alzheimer’s research, Sunday morning

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

The Improved Order of Red Men Erie Tribe 281 invites you to attend their bi-monthly community fundraiser breakfast, Sunday, May 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. They have the breakfast fundraisers each month on the fist and third Sundays.

They serve a two-egg breakfast with all the fixins’ including bacon, sausage, choice of pancakes, waffle, french toast or biscuits and gravy. Or you may choose “Big Daddy’s Breakfast Sandwich – two eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese, hash browns. on either regular toast or Texas toast. If you’re really hungry have it smothered in country gravy. Yum!

Cost is a $6.00 per person. Children’s plates are $5.00. Proceeds benefit Alzheimer’s research, the blind, and other needs in the community. Come down and join them for breakfast and chat it up with some really nice people.

The breakfasts are held at the Red Man and Pocahontas Hall, 1403 Main Street in Oakley.

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Antioch American Legion to honor outgoing State Commander, first female to hold position, Saturday, June 6

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

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Keller Williams Realty East County to hold annual fundraiser at Delta Bowl, Thursday

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

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Walk-a-thon in Antioch on May 23 to benefit research for rare EB disease

Monday, May 11th, 2015

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Register for Supervisor Federal Glover’s 2015 Youth Summit, Saturday

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

2015 Youth Summit Register for Supervisor Federal Glovers 2015 Youth Summit, SaturdayContra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover’s Youth Summit is this Saturday, May 9th at Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg from 8-4.

Join KMEL Lady Ray and our keynote Speaker Shaun Derik for an amazing day. Workshops will be offered to help the youth find jobs, improving relationships, CPR, leadership, making a difference, having a healthier lifestyle, and video/photography skills are also available. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with airbrush tattoos and manicures. Come see the latest Dance Offs as all Middle through high school students are welcome. You may qualify to receive an All summer Tri DeltaTransit bus pass by just showing up. Again, It’s all FREE. Visit D5YouthSummit.com for more information!

Glover represents District 5 on the Board of Supervisors, which includes a portion of Antioch.

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