One of Coachella Valley’s biggest job fairs is scheduled for Thursday
COACHELLA VALLEY, CA – With nearly one in 10 workers unemployed in Riverside County, business leaders and hospitality giants of the greater Coachella Valley will showcase thousands of jobs at a trade show Job Online from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, September 23.
Digital kiosks and online chat rooms at the free jobs event will connect employers in the hospitality, healthcare and government sectors with potential employees. Officials say the number of available jobs will help local workers whose federal pandemic unemployment benefits expired earlier this month.
“We have 96 companies and plan to register for our Valley-wide Jobs Fair, one of Coachella Valley’s largest career fairs,” said fourth supervisor. Riverside County District, V. Manuel Perez. “We know that local businesses are struggling to fill all of their openings, and many residents who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic are looking for career opportunities. Ultimately, there is dignity in work, to provide for the needs of the family and to contribute to society. we.”
The event will also include opportunities in law enforcement, and thousands of home care positions are available through the county’s home support services program.
“We have a great and growing need for people who want to help older people and people with disabilities live safely in their homes, especially in our desert communities. This event is a great opportunity for job seekers to meet potential employers, get their questions answered and submit their applications at the event, ”said Eva Krottmayer, Executive Director of IHSS Public Authority, which recruits and trains caregivers. About 34,000 caregivers help 40,000 elderly and disabled people in the county.
Riverside County Workforce Development is partnering with the Department of Public Social Services to host the career fair. Interested candidates can register on www.desertjobexpo.com. Resumes are not required but are encouraged.