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PCC's Cascade Job Fair features nearly 100 employers

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Nearly 100 employers will be featured at this year’s Portland Community College’s 11th annual Cascade Job Fair.

The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, in the Physical Education Building gym at the Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St. The event is free and open to the public. Job fair sponsors include Comcast, Oregonlive, the city of Portland’s Bureau of Development Services, Hoffman Construction, Pacific Coast Fruit Co. and United Parcel Service. Job-seekers are encouraged to bring their résumé.

Many employers recommend that job fair attendees go to the job fair’s Web site at www.pcc.edu/cascadejobfair, and apply online to the employers they are interested in visiting with, before coming to the fair. Last year’s job fair attracted 99 employers and more than 1,900 job seekers.

“PCC Cascade’s job fair is an outstanding opportunity for employers, students and community members to connect,” said DeAnne Hardy. “This particular job fair draws a very diverse pool of applicants and a broad range of employers representing many different industries. Nearly all of PCC’s 60 professional technical programs can find at least one employer related to their degree or certificate.”

“The nature of job search has changed and most employers want the applicant to apply online,” Hardy added. “However, I hear many job seekers comment on how they feel their application goes into an abyss. This process is an opportunity to build a bridge over that abyss and connect the job seeker with the employer.”

Some of the employers represented at this year’s fair include: AAA Oregon/Idaho, AFLAC, American Red Cross – Pacific NW Regional Blood Services, Ameriprise Financial Services, Bridgestone Firestone, Brooks Staffing, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, the city of Portland, Clark County, Comcast, Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital, Farmers Insurance, FedEx Ground, Fred Meyer, Frito Lay, Good Samaritan Hospital, Hoffman Construction, KGW, Macy’s, Mt. Hood Beverage Co., Multnomah County, OregonLive, Oregon State Police, Oregon Tradeswomen Inc., Portland Public Schools, Sherwin-Williams Co., Sysco Food Services of Portland Inc., UPS, U.S. Army and Marines, U.S. Forest Service, and more.

The Cascade Campus is serviced by Tri-Met bus lines 4 and 72. For more information, call (503) 978-5613.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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