Need a job? WorkSource Yakima has the hookup if you want to work

There must be a better word for it. Maybe you lost your job, maybe COVID fired you, maybe it’s your first job, or maybe you just need a better job, but either way , a job search is serious business.

CAREER FAIR

The word I am questioning is “Righteous”. Although I currently don’t have a better term, I have always thought that the term “job fair” was a little too casual for the importance of a job for those who want to work. (where’s the cotton candy?)

But my semantic rant aside, the South Central Workforce Council and WorkSource Yakima will be hosting a job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 18 at the Yakima Convention Center, 10 N 8th Street in downtown Yakima.

Help and registration

The job fair is free for job seekers 18 and over and job seekers are urged to prepare to network with their resumes in hand. What if this is your first job and you don’t have a resume or maybe you are looking to forget the past and start a new work history? If you need help writing your resume, WorkSource Yakima offers free workshops in advance at the career fair. Brilliant!

Register online at WorkSourceWA.com under the Career Tools drop-down menu, or you can call 509-574-0105, or visit WorkSource at 1205 Ahtanum Ridge Drive in Union Gap.

Who is coming?

WorkSource CEO Amy Martinez says, “We expect 49 companies who are actively hiring for part-time or full-time positions to participate … There are plenty of opportunities for people who want to work. »There is still some room if your business would like to participate. Call Michelle Smith at 509-574-1950 to register

COVID Warning

Organizers say COVID-19 safety protocol will be followed, tables will be socially distanced, and anyone not fully vaccinated will be required to wear a mask inside the center. And in tune with the times, as you can imagine, masks are strongly recommended for all participants regardless of their vaccination status.

For more information, please contact the South Central Workforce Council. The South Central Workforce Council is the Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) appointed by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to oversee the public workforce system in south-central Washington. WorkSource is a statewide partnership of state, local, and nonprofit agencies that provides a range of employment and training services to job seekers in Washington State.

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