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PCC Cascade Job Info Fair Not Just for Students
Photos and Story by Mark Evertz
You’ll see the balloons, the tables with brochures, the job applications. But the Cascade and Community Career/Job Information Fair at Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 1, will be a little bit different.
"People are not obligated to look for work," said Ed Joseph, workforce development representative at PCC Cascade Skills Center. Instead, the emphasis is on information and inviting the Northeast Portland community on campus.
"It’s a win-win situation. It’s not just for the students. It’s not just for the companies. We want to empower this community — economy-wise, computer literacy-wise. So the Northeast community knows that the urban campus is user-friendly, and Cascade Campus is part of the community," said Joseph, who also works as a counselor and community liaison.
More than 80 employers — such as Fujitsu, Nike, the Oregon Lottery, Standard Insurance and Blue Cross — will join hundreds of eligible students, graduates and community members on Borthwick Mall to hear keynote speakers and music, as well as to share information about the career paths and opportunities at their organizations. Some will even make presentations to small groups.
The Cascade and Community Career/Job Information Fair will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at PCC’s Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St., Portland. For more information, contact Ed Joseph at 978-5343, or by fax at 978-5306.