Job seekers can come and explore a wide range of job opportunities at the College of the Canyons fall Job and Career Fair on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the East Gym on the Valencia campus.
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COC is partnering with The Signal and KHTS AM-1220 to bring more than 50 employers to the fair, representing various industries and career fields with entry, middle and upper level openings.
The fair will also feature a virtual corner, sponsored by KHTS, which will allow job seekers to apply to jobs with companies that could not attend the fair in person.
“This will be a great way to increase the opportunities for job seekers, all at one event,” said Anthony Michaelides, director of Career Services at the college. “We are pleased to partner with The Signal and KHTS in making this job fair available to the community.”
The virtual corner will be equipped with six computers and a KHTS staff member to assist job seekers through the application process.
“This is a terrific opportunity for employers who don’t have the resources to spend a day physically at the job fair,” said KHTS Co-owner Carl Goldman. “Employers can still receive applications and resumes from many qualified local applicants. KHTS will have our representatives there to assist applicants and to facilitate getting the proper candidates to employers.”
Michaelides said that he enjoys holding regular job fairs at COC, and that the primary goal is to help employers and potential employees connect.
“We’re helping a number of different areas,” he said. “First of all, we’re helping our students and our community members to find employment. I can say that we’ve helped in bringing that unemployment rate down by getting people back to work. We’re also helping employers, who have a need as well in filling these positions and finding (employees with) talent and good skills… We’re bringing the employers and the job seekers together.”
Wednesday’s fair is free and open to the public, and parking in all student lots will be free during the event. Job seekers should prepare for the fair by identifying those companies they are interested in and applying online beforehand.
“You have to approach the fair with a goal in mind and a plan in hand,” Michaelides said. “Job fairs are no longer an event you simply show up and expect employers to fight over you. You have to be proactive in approaching each employer with an effective introduction and opening line, and have several prepared questions that will engage the company representative enough to hold their attention.”
For more information about Wednesday’s Job and Career Fair, click here or call 661-362-3286.
The following employers have registered for the fair:
- Advantage Sales & Marketing
- ASC Process Systems
- Behavioral Learning Center
- Charter College
- College of the Canyons – Career Services
- Culver City Police Department
- DeVry University
- Easter Seals Southern California
- Edward Jones Investments
- Enviro Safety Products
- Event Imaging Solutions
- Farmers Insurance
- Goodwill Southern California
- Harbor Freight Tools
- Inglewood Police Department
- J&M Entertainment
- Keller Williams VIP Properties
- Logix Federal Credit Union
- Los Angeles County Fire Department
- Los Angeles Police Department
- Marie Callender’s
- Marriott Hotels and Hampton Inn Santa Clarita
- Navy Recruiting Station
- Panda Express
- PCS Group
- Personnel Plus
- Phoenix House of California
- Preferred Care at Home of Santa Clarita
- Retail Business Development
- Right at Home San Fernando Valley
- Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA
- Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School
- Santa Clarita WorkSource Center
- SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
- Sears Holdings
- Service Corporation International
- Southern California Health Institute
- Southern Wine & Spirits
- Storer Transportation
- TCAST Communications, Inc.
- The Art Institutes of California
- The Automobile Club of Southern California
- The Signal
- US Postal Service
- Valley Village
- Vector Marketing
- Verengo Solar
- Woodward HRT
- Xytech Systems, Inc.
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Source: Santa Clarita News