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For Goodness Sake Posted on Feb 19, 2020
More than 100 employers are expected to attend the 2020 Job and Career Fair scheduled for Thursday, March 5, on the Big Bend Community College campus. This is a community-wide event for ALL Big Bend students and members of the community. The annual gathering will be held at the Masto Conference Center, inside the college’s ATEC Building, beginning at 9 a.m. and will continue until 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

The Job and Career Fair is coordinated each year by BBCC, SkillSource, Employment Security Department, the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Job Corps and OIC of Washington. Employers at the event will represent a variety of industries including manufacturing, food processing, retail, service industries, health care, aerospace, education, and technology. BBCC programs that provide training for these jobs will be onsite as well. Several area resource agencies will also be in attendance this year.

“This is our 27th year. The event has continued to grow in the number of businesses participating and job seekers attending,” said BBCC Career Services Coordinator Jody Bortz. “Our reputation now draws out-of-state and prominent employers to the event and between 1,000-1,500 job seekers.”

Bortz added that a few employers will be attending this year for the first time. "New employers are coming this year, which provides a new and varied opportunity to see what careers our community has to offer,” said Bortz. “We expect more than 100 employers to be represented this year, with some interviewing and hiring on the spot.”

This year, job seekers will also have an opportunity to attend a LinkedIn workshop and take an updated headshot while at the Job and Career Fair. Big Bend and WorkSource partners will be providing resume and job preparation workshops Feb. 24 through Feb. 28 for those who are planning to attend the Job and Career Fair. Anyone wanting to take advantage of this help should contact Big Bend Career Services at 509-793-2068 or WorkSource at 509-766-2559.

All participating vendors in the Big Bend Job & Career Fair March 5, 2020 will be on campus for employment purposes only. Although some participating vendors represent legal immigration enforcement agencies, this event should be considered secure for DREAMEers, DACA recipients, and students and members of the community whose immigration status is undocumented. BBCC supports the equity and inclusion of all its students and community members.

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