More than 20 local and regional employers, plus several organizations that can provide help for job-seekers, will be represented at the Methow Valley Job and Resource Fair on April 3.
The free event at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp will be from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Additionally, free workshops on resume writing and applying for federal jobs will be offered on April 2.
The job fair is co-sponsored by WorkSource Okanogan County and TwispWorks. Other partners include The Cove, Room One and The Economic Alliance.
Employers can still reserve space by calling Nancy Nash-Mendez, employment services specialist with WorkSource at (509) 826-7558 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; or by calling Alison Gillette at TwispWorks, 997-3300, email email@example.com.
Employers that will be represented include the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Three Rivers Hospital, Home Depot, Hank’s Harvest Foods, the Colville Tribe, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and several local motels, Nash-Mendez said.
Also attending to offer advice and information will be representatives from Career Path Services, JobCorps, WorkSource Okanogan, AmeriCorps, Room One, the College Success Foundation and others.
The resume-polishing workshop, conducted by Nash-Mendez, will be from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Liberty Bell High School computer lab.
The workshop on how to apply for government jobs will be offered by Luce Modero of the Bureau of Land Reclamation from 6 – 8:30 p.m., also at the high school computer lab.
Space is limited for the workshops so those who are interested are encouraged to call Gillette at TwispWorks.
Nash-Mendez said the event is an opportunity to not only meet with potential employers but also to network and learn about other job-search techniques.
“This is pivotal for people who may not know where to turn” for help, Nash-Mendez said. She added that last year’s inaugural job fair produced employment for some attendees.
Gillette said TwispWorks is hoping for a lot of involvement by local employers, even if they don’t currently have any openings.