Ah, summer in Los Angeles — sweltering beaches, blazing wildfires, and a swelling unemployment rate. If you’re part of the over 8 percent of LA’s jobless residents, a recent graduate, student on break, or merely interested in making a career shift, you’ll be wise to pencil a job fair into your calendar this summer. Job fairs give you the opportunity to interview with multiple employers on the spot — all under one roof, without hundreds of phone calls and hours of driving. Career fairs offer a chance to meet hiring personnel, network, and create a lasting impression, so sign up, research attending employers, dress your best, and bring plenty of resumes.
San Fernando Valley
The western San Fernando Valley hosts the Woodland Hills Career Fair, also known as the Woodland Hills Job Fair, on June 11, 2014, from 11:00am to 2:00pm. This festival-style job fair takes place at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills. Registration is free but must be made in advance. The organizing agency is Coast-to-Coast Career Fairs. Review the company’s advice for job seekers before attending the fair to be sure you’re prepared and ready to make the most of this opportunity. The Coast-to-Coast site says it offers free resume consultation, but specifies this service is for business professionals with a minimum annual income of $50,000. This job fair recruits for over 75 industries, including such high-end career paths as law, financial services, and engineering.
For those who reside closer to the 605, the El Monte Community Center Job Fair is gaining notoriety as a premier career fair attraction. In the past, this fair has drawn thousands of people seeking employment or career change, and it only invites employers who have current job openings. This year’s fair takes place on June 20, 2014, from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the El Monte Community Center, 3130 Tyler Avenue, El Monte 91731. Walk-ins are welcome. The fair is organized by the State of California Employment Development Department, City of El Monte, and several public agencies.
Under the Hill
If you’re in a city south of the 405-101 divide, the Los Angeles Job Fair on June 24, 2014 may be right for you. This expo runs from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Holiday Inn’s Los Angeles International Airport location. Registration is free but must be made in advance. The hosting agency is Nationwide Career Events, a newer company that prides itself on serving everyone from recent high school grads to people with decades of experience in advanced positions within their fields. Nationwide Career Events caters to every industry and offers free, personalized career consultation.
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“Browse Job Fairs by Region,” Coast-to-Coast Career Fairs
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“Los Angeles Job Fairs Events,” Eventbrite
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“Upcoming Events,” City of El Monte
“Woodland Hills Job Fair,” Coast to Coast Career Fairs
“Working with You to Create a Brighter Future,” Nationwide Career Events