Chamber to hold Sept. 26 job fair at RB Inn
By Elizabeth Marie Himchak
Companies of all sizes looking to fill positions are sought for next month’s career fair in Rancho Bernardo.
San Diego North Chamber of Commerce is organizing the fair that could bring up to 75 companies and an anticipated 500 to 700 job seekers together, said Debra Rosen, SDNCC’s president and CEO.
It will be 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 26 in the Rancho Bernardo Inn’s Aragon Ballroom, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive. Admission to job seekers will be free, while participating companies will be charged $175 if they are SDNCC members or $275 if non-members. Contact Danielle Brown at 858-487-1767 or email@example.com.
Rosen said company table reservations will be accepted on a first-come basis until all 75 are requested or Sept. 14; whichever comes first.
“It’s another way to reach dedicated job seekers,” Rosen said, explaining that through the fair job seekers will likely be exposed to businesses or positions they never considered that correspond with their skills.
It also helps both sides connect through their common tie with the North County region, she said.
“A lot of employees want to work close to home, not 20 to 25 miles away,” she said. “A lot of companies have personnel living within a 5- to 10-mile radius. This is an opportunity to showcase businesses in the North County and target those in the North County looking for jobs.”
In addition to having opportunities to meet company representatives, distribute résumés and perhaps participate in an on-site interview, Rosen said attendees will also receive free career advice through the fair’s partners — North County Career Centers and San Diego Workforce Partnership. Both will have counselors meeting with job seekers to refine their résumés, see how their skills could fit with various positions — especially those in the military transitioning into civilian life, provide interview tips and give suggestions on dressing for success.
“It will be very comprehensive,” she said.
The idea to host a career fair came about due to the success of a similar event the chamber helped sponsor last February in Poway with Rep. Duncan Hunter. That drew around 700 individuals looking for work, she said.
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