The Woodland Works Job Fair will bring together nearly 50 area companies looking to hire new employees for a free one-day event for job-seekers looking for both part- and full-time careers on Thursday, October 24 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Woodland High School (located at 1500 Dike Access Road, Woodland).
There are no admission costs of any kind for job-seekers to participate and no RSVP is necessary. Job seekers should bring their resumes as employers may choose to interview potential candidates and fill positions on-the-spot during the fair. Attending employers represent companies of all sizes from Woodland and the surrounding area.
“With the national unemployment rate at a record low, employers regularly contact us as they struggle to find candidates for job openings,” said Jennifer Keene, Executive Director for the Port of Woodland. “By offering a job fair at no cost to both employers and attendees, the Port of Woodland and Woodland Public Schools are providing a much-needed service to both our area companies as well as job-seekers from Woodland and the entire Portland-Vancouver area.”
Woodland Works is the result of an ongoing partnership between the Port of Woodland and Woodland Public Schools to help align the skills students learn in school with the needs of local employers. Started last year as the Woodland Days career fair for students to learn about local employers, the fair has changed names to Woodland Works and has expanded to include a free three-hour afternoon job fair event for job-seekers of all ages to connect with area businesses who need employees.
“Employers loved meeting the students and teaching them about potential careers, however one asked if we could also hold a job fair so companies could meet and hire area job-seekers,” said Asha Riley, Assistant Superintendent of Woodland Public Schools. “The combination seemed like a great idea and the response from both returning and new employers to attend this year’s event has been fantastic!”
While all spaces for companies to attend this year’s Woodland Works Job Fair have already been filled, employers interested in attending future Woodland Works events or volunteering with Woodland Public Schools Career & Technical Education (CTE) program should contact Sarah Hadaller via email at [email protected]