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|Anaheim/OC Job Fair To Offer 2,350+ Jobs And Employer Hiring Incentives |
Free event to take place June 13 at Anaheim Convention Center
ANAHEIM, CA - (June 5, 2012) - The Anaheim/OC Job Fair and Expo, this year with currently 165 employers representing more than 2,350 jobs, will take place on June 13 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center. The new location will allow for more convention space for the employer recruiters, as well as organizations leading career building workshops, resume reviews and computer lab station use for the job seekers. In addition, free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Anaheim Convention Center. Admission and parking are free.
This year employers will be able to take advantage of resources for military veterans as well as hiring incentives from Anaheim’s Enterprise Zone designation.
Organizations dedicated to helping Veterans have committed to participate in the Job Fair, including Veterans First of OC. The Employment Development Department (EDD) will provide Disabled Veteran Employment Services as well as their traditional Veterans Services programs. More information specific to assisting Veterans will be updated at www.anaheimjobs.com.
The Enterprise Zone program, established by the State of California, serves to stimulate economic growth by providing tax credits for businesses located within the Enterprise Zone boundaries. In Anaheim the Enterprise Zone boundaries include nearly all of the City’s industrial and commercial areas, and approximately 80% of all Anaheim businesses. For more information and for applicants wishing to learn how qualifying as an ‘EZ friendly’ candidate can help in their job search, please visit www.anaheimchamber.org/anaheimez.
The Anaheim/OC Job Fair and Expo is a tremendous opportunity to put people back to work. In May, only 69,000 jobs were added nationally, according to The U.S. Labor Department, and at this Job Fair more than 2,350 jobs will be offered. According to a recent State of California Employment Development Department report, the April 2012 Unemployment Rate across the United States is reported at 8.1%. In Orange County that number is reported as 7.4%, and in Anaheim, 9.5%.
“The Anaheim/OC Job Fair and Expo has proved to be a valuable resource for both job seekers and employers, and we are proud to host the fourth annual event,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, who asked Mayor Pro Tem Harry Sidhu to once again lead this initiative. “This will be a wonderful opportunity for those seeking employment as well as employers needing to hire quality workers to take advantage of the face-to-face connection this job fair can provide.”
Job seekers are encouraged to pre-register at www.AnaheimJobs.com. Employers are asked to reserve booth space in advance by calling (714) 765-4350. In addition www.AnaheimJobs.com serves as a year-round resource for job seekers to find employment in Anaheim, and for employers to post job openings.
The Anaheim/OC Job Fair and Expo is supported by AnaheimJobs.com; Anaheim Chamber of Commerce; Anaheim Convention Center; Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau; Anaheim Public Utilities; City of Anaheim; County of Orange; Disneyland Resort; Employment Development Department; FREEMAN; Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce; Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce; Irvine Chamber of Commerce; Michael Brandman Associates; Orange County Business Council; Orange County Register/monster.com; Orange County Workforce Investment Board; Popular Community Bank; Santa Ana Workforce Investment Board; Women Helping Women.
The Anaheim Convention Center is located at 800 W. Katella Ave. The Job Fair and Expo will be located in Hall E. Free parking for all attendees will be in Car Park 4, accessible off West St. The Anaheim/OC Job Fair and Expo is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individual with disabilities.
For more information please visit www.anaheimjobs.com.
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