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Community and Economic Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 8, 2005

CONTACT:   Eric Symons, (619) 533-5318
(Tere Avina, (619) 980-4176

Hundreds of Jobs Available at Job Fair in San Ysidro
Up to 300 Job Openings Featured at April 14th Job Fair

SAN DIEGO - A job fair will be held on Thursday, April 14 in San Ysidro to fill up to 300 job openings created as a result of the success of businesses at The Shops of Las Americas and the opening of Phase Two of the retail development. More than 50 retail shops are scheduled to participate in the event.

The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Shops at Las Americas, located at 4211 Camino de la Plaza in San Ysidro. Registration for the job fair will be held in two locations, in front of the fountain at Plaza Estrella and by the main entrance to the food court.

Job seekers can arrive early and take advantage of interview coaching and resume reviewing. Additionally, resume writing classes are regularly available at the South County Career Center, 1111 Bay Blvd., in Chula Vista, to assist South County residents prepare for the job fair. Appointments are necessary.

The Shops at Las Americas is recognized as the largest and most significant retail development along the 2,000-mile border between the U.S. and Mexico, not only because of its size and scope but also due to its innovative public/private partnership structure. The Shops at Las Americas features more than 100 brand-name stores and a diverse, bi-national customer base. In 2004, Las Americas broke ground on an expansion that will bring in high-fashion merchants such as Neiman Marcus Last Call, Coach Factory, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Lucky Brand Jeans and more. The center's expansion will open on May 20, 2005.

The job fair is being coordinated by The Shops at Las Americas, San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce, South County Career Center, MAXIMUS, MAAC Project and the City of San Diego's Community and Economic Development Department.

For more information on the job fair, call the San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce at (619) 428-1281. For more information on resume writing classes, contact the South County Career Center at (619) 424-1112. For more information on The Shops at Las Americas, visit www.lasamericas.com.

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