Congressman John Garamendi will host a Job Fair and Jobs Boot Camp on Fri., Dec. 6 at 601 Texas Street, Fairfield. More than 40 employers have lined up, in addition to other relevant stakeholders, including the military, unemployment office, chambers of commerce, labor unions, community colleges, and development agencies to offer locals employment opportunity.
The Jobs Boot Camp, will be hosted 10-11 a.m., where participants will join a 1-hour workshop jam-packed with professional development speakers, job placement coaches, and professional employment counselors, geared to offer you an opportunity to connect directly with employers/organizations; enhance your resume, cover letter and portfolio; and practice your personal "elevator pitch" to sell your skills. Space is limited at the Jobs Boot Camp, so make sure you RSVP to claim your space at http://bit.ly/jobsbootcamp.
At the Job Fair, hosted 11 a.m. — 3 p.m., guests will find help in designing a successful resume and mastering your interview. Resource specialists to assist you and your family during your job search, and employers looking to hire will also be on hand. Job-seeking veterans are encouraged to attend, as there will be special employment opportunities for our veteran community at this event.
The Congressman will join representatives from his Jobs Task Force at a press conference at 12:30 p.m. to unveil the “Just Hire One” Veterans Hiring Initiative. Just Hire One, organized by the Jobs Task Force, is a regional initiative to encourage employers in Northern California to pledge to hire at least one veteran at their business. The Jobs Task Force will present employers who have taken the pledge at the press conference. The Just Hire One program was started after hearing from a number of regional stakeholders about the difficulties some veterans are facing in finding civilian employment, particularly young veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Representatives from Covered California (http://www.coveredca.com), the state’s new health insurance exchange, will also be available to help uninsured families find quality insurance at an affordable price.