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There has to be a better word for it. Maybe you’ve lost your job, maybe COVID fired you, maybe it’s your first job, or maybe you just need a better job, but either way, finding a job is serious business.
The word I am questioning is “fair”. I don’t have a better term at the moment, but I always had the feeling that the term “job fair” was a little too casual to see how important a job is for those who want to work. (Where’s the cotton candy?)
But aside from my semantic chatter, the South Central Workforce Council and WorkSource Yakima are holding a job fair on August 18th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Yakima Convention Center, 10 N 8th Street in downtown Yakima.
Help & registration
The job fair is free for job seekers aged 18 and over and job seekers are asked to prepare to network with their rÃ©sumÃ©s in hand. What if it’s your first job and you don’t have a resume or maybe you forget the past and want to start a new work history? If you need help with your resume, WorkSource Yakima offers free upfront job fair workshops. Brilliant!
Register online at WorkSourceWA.com from the Career Tools drop-down menu or call 509-574-0105 or visit WorkSource at 1205 Ahtanum Ridge Drive in Union Gap.
WorkSource CEO Amy Martinez says, “We expect 49 companies actively recruiting part-time and full-time to participate … There are many opportunities for people who want to work.” If your company wants to participate, there is still some space. Call Michelle Smith at 509-574-1950 to register
The organizers say the COVID-19 safety protocol is followed, the tables are socially distant, and anyone who is not fully vaccinated must wear a mask at the center. And appropriately for the time, as you can imagine, masks are highly recommended for all attendees regardless of vaccination status.
For further information, please contact the Central Works Council South. The South Central Workforce Council is the Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB), named after the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to oversee the public workforce system in central south Washington. WorkSource is a nationwide partnership of state, local, and not-for-profit agencies that provides a variety of employment and training services to Washington state job seekers.