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Explore employment opportunities at Job Fair

Nonprofit SpotlightKay VasilakisGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Glenwood Springs and Rifle Workforce centers are trying to help those seeking good employees find those seeking jobs by sponsoring the eighth annual Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Glenwood Springs Mall in West Glenwood. The Job Fair is a recruiting event designed to connect job seekers with a variety of summer or permanent job opportunities. Whether you’re ready to make a major career transition or simply want to explore your options, you’ll find employers at the event who will be interested in talking with you. There will be many opportunities for all ages, and everyone is welcome.Twenty-nine booths have been reserved, including representatives from construction, retail, banking, customer service, ecology, sales, Colorado State Patrol, grocery, banking, tourism, Rocky Mountain Youth Corp., Transportation Security Administration, hotels, truck driving, airlines, automotive, city of Glenwood Springs, UPS, etc.Please bring your work history or a resume, information on references, be dressed for the type of job you are seeking (dress to impress), a smile and positive attitude. Identification documents may also come in handy.A bilingual interpreter will be in attendance at the Job Fair for those who need that service.”We need to see as many job seekers as we can because we have a lot of good employers in this community looking for good employees,” said Workforce Center employee Kathleen Coffey. “The Job Fair is a good opportunity to explore employment options. The Workforce Center is doing what we can to help the situation and (to help) employers find their quality workers.”She continued, ” I know of two middle-school youth that found their first jobs working for an employer that attended our Job Fair last year. One will return to that employer in a different capacity this summer.”Don’t miss out on this variety of job opportunities in a one-stop shopping event.

The Garfield County Human Services Commission has taken an advocacy role in our communities, and the first issue it is addressing is housing. Congregations and Schools Empowered (CASE) is sponsoring an action on attainable housing in the valley at 7 p.m. Monday, April 30, at St. Stephen’s Church in Glenwood. An action is formed like a town hall meeting, but more structured. Representatives from each of the three county commissions and each of the towns in the valley from Aspen to Parachute will be in attendance, and organizers hope more than 600 constituents from the valley will be on hand to appreciate the months of effort it took to make this event a reality. CASE will give a PowerPoint presentation, present actual testimonials from real people with real housing concerns, and then open up the microphone for anyone else to speak. At the end, it is hoped specific recommendations will be created for legislators. Free child care and Spanish language interpretation will be available. The bottom line is that some time and attention from you can make a difference in whether or not this event has the desired impact on the housing crisis. Please find the time to make this event a positive one. Kay Vasilakis’ “Nonprofit Spotlight” column runs every other Wednesday. Kay is the media coordinator for the Garfield County Human Services Commission. To contact her, call 384-9118 or e-mail kvasilakis@postindependent.com.


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