By Amanda Haines, communications specialist
Pierce College is stepping up to help local job seekers by hosting two Employment and Education Fairs in May.
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom will host its Employment and Education Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the Health Education Center gymnasium, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood.
Pierce College Puyallup will host its Employment and Education Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, in the College Center building, 1601 39th Ave. SE.
The fairs are open and free to the public. They provide a great opportunity to break into a new career, advance in a current field, or learn about exciting professional and technical training programs.
“At the Employment and Education Fairs, we create an intersection to bring the employer and the employee together at the same place and time,” explained Danny Marshall, Job Connections manager for the Pierce College District. “So, when a job seeker casts their net, chances are it will come back full of potential leads.”
A number of employers representing a wide range of fields are expected to attend the fairs. These include: Avon Sales, City of Tacoma, Costco, Earth Corps, Exotic Metals Forming Co., Extendicare, Department of Homeland Security, Farmer’s Insurance, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Icicle Seafoods, Internet Identity, KWPX TV/ION, Lowe’s, Medical Staffing Network, Nikken, Inc., Pierce County Juvenile Court, PSA Healthcare, Right at Home, Tacoma Goodwill, University of Washington Bothell, Waddell & Reed, West Pierce Fire and Rescue, and more.
“We will have real employers who represent real jobs they want real people to fill,” added Marshall, noting that attendees of the fair are strongly encouraged to bring copies of their resumes and to dress in interview-appropriate attire.
For more information on the fairs or any of Pierce College’s many career training options, call (253) 964-6265. Or, visit the event website at www.pierce.ctc.edu/dist/workforce/fair.