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  • Pima County's 1st in-person employment fair in months attracts scores of job-seekers

    Dec 09, 2021 | Read More News
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    A job-seeker gathered information about openings at the Pima County Health
    Department during the Nov. 18 job fair held at the Kino Event Center.
    About 180 job-seekers and more than 50 employers participated in a Nov. 18 job fair sponsored by the Pima County One-Stop and Arizona@Work at the Kino Event Center. 

    Businesses in the healthcare, construction, aviation and manufacturing sectors were among those who were recruiting qualified candidates for their vacancies. Some employers conducted interviews on site while others went away with many resumes to review.

    “Just the volume of attendance shows the urgency and need for the valuable services we provide,” said Daniel Sullivan, director of Pima County’s Department of Community & Workforce Development, which oversees the Pima County One-Stop.

    Frank Lundin of Mr. Rooter Plumbing in Tucson said, “The hiring event was well-organized and well-attended. I made lots of positive connections.”

    Employers were recruiting for everything from entry level to more specialized positions. The job-seekers were dressed for success and looking to start first or new careers.

    “The job fair was great. It was nice to see, in person, so many different types of companies and organizations looking for employees,” said Robert Stevenson, 45, a job-seeker who attended the event. “I spoke with several people to learn more about what’s available out there and what hiring managers are looking for in candidates.

    “I’m optimistic the leads I found there will turn into possible interviews and a job soon.”

    The Business Services team at Community & Workforce Development said it hopes to host more job fairs in the near future and has begun holding recruitment events for individual  organizations at the Kino Service Center.

    “We look forward to 2022 and serving an even greater number of community members though job fairs, as well as our other resources,” said Sullivan, the department director.

    To find out more about Community & Workforce Development’s job opportunities, educational and training programs, follow it on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PimaCountyCSET/