Assembly Member Mary Hayashi Hosts Free Job Fair to Help Put People Back to Work

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The April 3 event at Chabot College will feature leading Bay Area companies and offer resume writing and interviewing tips.

“Not only are we connecting people to local jobs, we will be providing important services to participants to enhance their skills and help improve their employment outlook.”
-- Assembly Member Mary Hayashi

Assembly Member Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) announced that she will be hosting her second free job fair on April 3, 2012 at Chabot College in Hayward.

Co-sponsored by the Chabot College Career and Transfer Center, the event will provide opportunities for job-seekers to talk with potential employers from state government agencies and leading Bay Area public and private sector companies. Last year, over 1,500 people attended the event.

“The job fair provides a great opportunity for job-seekers to meet face-to-face with potential employers,” stated Assembly Member Mary Hayashi. “Not only are we connecting people to local jobs, we will also be providing important services to participants, such as resume writing and interviewing tips, which will enhance their skills and help improve their employment outlook.”

California’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest in three years in January, providing an optimistic forecast for families and communities. Companies such as Mary Kay, Sutter Health (East Bay), Farmers Insurance, College Nannies and Tutors, Fastenal, Give Something Back, and Silicon Maps have confirmed their participation in the event.

“This year’s job fair promises to be one of our best in terms of the interest by employers who are actively searching for applicants and the quality of skilled employees who plan to attend,” said Terrance Thompson, Career/Transfer Specialist at Chabot College.

In addition, as part of Assembly Member Hayashi’s commitment to economic recovery, the fair will offer information on how to start a small business. Small businesses provide working families with another vital avenue for success in today’s job market. The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development reported that there are 4 million small businesses in California, representing the largest network of small employers of any state, and a driving force for the state’s economy.

For more information about this event, please contact Assembly Member Hayashi’s district office at (510) 583-8818.

Assembly Member Hayashi is the Chair of the Business, Professions, and Consumer Protection Committee and serves the 18th Assembly District, which includes San Leandro, Hayward, Dublin, most of Castro Valley and Pleasanton, and a portion of Oakland, as well as the unincorporated areas of Ashland, Cherryland, San Lorenzo and Sunol.

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