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  • Pima County to host job, resource fair Saturday in Catalina area

    Nov 02, 2022 | Read More News
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    resource fair photoPima County is inviting the community, especially those who live in and around the Catalina area, to a job and resource fair Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coronado K-8 School, 3401 E. Wilds Road.

    The resource and job fair is being organized by the county’s Community & Workforce Development Department in conjunction with the office of District 1 Supervisor Rex Scott.

    About a dozen local companies will be on hand to recruit potential employees. County agencies and nonprofit organizations also plan to attend to publicize their services and programs.

    "Any family in need of job leads or information about attaining community services should definitely come to this event," Scott said. "There are many organizations willing to lend a helping hand. People just need to be willing to seek help.

    "Residents in a community like Catalina often cannot make it downtown or to other areas where these organizations have outreach events. So, we're bringing these organizations to their neighborhood."

    Jennifer Eckstrom, a program coordinator with Community & Workforce Development who is organizing the event, said more than 30 nonprofit agencies, government programs and area companies will be on hand for the event.

    "We have planned this resource fair to be able to showcase the employers and resources in the area," Eckstrom said. "It will be a great day to learn more about your community and to gather information."

    The fair will also feature information about rental and utility assistance; financial aid for preschools; eviction prevention; improving overall health; job resources; and COVID-19 vaccines, among other offerings.

    "The Pima County One-Stop and the office of Pima County Supervisor Rex Scott wanted to bring resources to the Catalina community," Eckstrom said. "The overall goal of the resource and job fairs is to provide information from our community partners to different neighborhoods and communities throughout Pima County.

    "There are a lot of organizations that have useful and important information many of us in the community can use — if not for them, then maybe someone close to them."

    In addition to companies recruiting employees, Eckstrom said fair participants will be able to get their blood pressure or blood sugar checked and Literacy Connects will be there with books and information. There will also be prize giveaways and raffles, she said.

    People who are looking for work are reminded to bring their resumes and to dress for success.