Are you or a friend looking for employment? If so, mark Wednesday, September 10th on your calendar. From 9am to 1pm, there will be a Job Expo at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in the Fullenwider Auditorium. More than 70 potential employers will be there looking to fill a variety of positions. Whether you are looking for entry level work or an upper management position, there will be an opportunity for you!
Some of the participating employers include local casinos, governmental agencies, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, non-profits and other local businesses.
Job hunters are encouraged to come early! Before the Expo, go to www.desertjobexpo.com to review the job openings. Make a list of which jobs you feel that you are qualified for and most excited about and plan on seeing those employers first.
You should also come prepared with many copies of your resume. If you do not have one, download a Generic Employment Application, fill it out and have copies ready to hand out. Employers want to know your prior work experience so have that as well as a list of personal references, your driver’s license or ID and your social security card. Where possible, apply for some of the job openings that you are most excited about at the employer’s website.
A couple of other pointers: Dress professionally and do not bring children or pets – both of which will most likely inhibit your chances to land a job. Avoid heavy colognes or perfumes, excessive jewelry, chewing gum, hats or casual clothing like shorts, flip-flops or workout attire and don’t forget to remove facial piercings and cover tattoos.
The Job Expo is brought to you by the Riverside County Economic Development Agency/Workforce Development, the Riverside Department of Public Social Services, the State of California Employment Development Department and the Valley-wide Employment Expo Committee.