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Community and Economic Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 8, 2003
MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Symons
(619) 533-5318
ESymons@sandiego.gov

Hundreds of Jobs Available at Regional Job Fair
Workshops Also Offered to Help Job Seekers Get Hired

SAN DIEGO - More than 100 of the region's premier businesses will showcase hundreds of immediate job openings to San Diego's workforce at a Regional Job Fair, which helps put tomorrow's leaders to work today. The event, the largest of its kind in the county, will be held Thursday, May 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the San Diego Concourse, Plaza Hall, 202 C St. in downtown San Diego.

The City of San Diego's Community and Economic Development Department has taken a proactive role in San Diego's employment concerns by forming a community partnership with San Diego Career Opportunities Partners, the state's Employment Development Department and the PennySaver, to present S.A.V.E./C.I.N.E.S. Job Fair 2003 (Students Are Valuable Employees/Cities Involved Now for Everyone's Success). In its seventh year, the Job Fair will assist the region's workforce in finding employment. Many of the job seekers attending may leave with jobs, as all employers participating in S.A.V.E./C.I.N.E.S. Job Fair 2003 will offer immediate openings.

With more than 5,000 attendees at last year's job fair, this year's event is expected to attract between 5,000 to 7,000 potential employees and more than 110 employers. The wide range of employers expect to fill openings that range from top executive management positions, professional, technical, clerical, and will include entry-level jobs requiring little to no experience. Participating employers will include businesses such as 24 Hour Fitness, California Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homes.com, Internal Revenue Service, Manchester Grand Hyatt - San Diego, NASSCO, San Diego Gas & Electric, San Diego State University Foundation, SeaWorld San Diego, Time Warner Cable, University of California San Diego, the City of San Diego, and Wendy's.

There will be a wide menu of services available to attendees, including opportunities to participate in three workshops, which will enable job seekers to become more successful in their careers.

Workshops are as follows:

10:30 a.m.

Success Skills: Six Essential Competencies - What are employer's looking for in their future employees? What skill should be included in your "toolkit" to be hired?Speaker: Cheryl Mason
11:45 a.m. Standing Out by Being Outstanding - Ask the experts: Employers look for resumes that stand out, but it's not the applicant's only tool. Employers will share the secret to pass the interview and get hired!Speakers: Susan Zubiate, Human Resources representative with NASSCO, Callie Rnaie, manager with Manpower, Antonio Corpus, recruiter with the Internal Revenue Service, and Rich Dennis, Human Resources manager with Evans Hotels.
1:15 p.m. Excellence: Six Keys to Unleash Your Success - Talent and skill are important, but "EXCELLENCE" is what employers are really looking for! Create new possibilities as you prepare for the next grandest version of your career and life.Speaker: Sandy Asch, Alliance for Organizational Excellence LLC

Résumé critique services will be available again this year at the Career Center Network (CNN) booth. This countywide effort will provide staff from the various One-stop Career Centers to evaluate resumes for the attendees. Additionally, the CNN booth will provide information for a snapshot of what the various Career Centers offer.

Applicants should bring plenty of resumes and dress professionally for interviews. Businesses that have immediate job openings and need qualified applicants may participate in S.A.V.E./C.I.N.E.S. Job Fair 2003 by calling (760) 599-1520 or visiting www.careermart.pennysaverusa.com to reserve space by noon, Tuesday, May 13, 2003.

S.A.V.E./C.I.N.E.S. Job Fair 2003 is being organized in partnership with the City of San Diego's Community and Economic Development Department, the state's Employment Development Department, San Diego Career Opportunities Partners, the, MAAC Project, San Diego Workforce Partnership, Southwestern Community College, Comprehensive Training Systems, San Diego Unified School District, and Santos Graphics. The event is sponsored by the PennySaver.

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With an emphasis on the City's urban core neighborhoods and low- and moderate-income residents, the Community and Economic Development Department strives to improve the quality of life and ensure a healthy economy in San Diego through job development, business development, neighborhood revitalization, public improvements, redevelopment, social services, and revenue enhancement.



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