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County to Host Employment Connection Job Fair

Event to Assist Current and Former CalWORKs Clients

WHAT:
Santa Clara County Social Services Agency’s 2011 Employee Connection Job Fair will link hundreds of participants to local employers. While open to the public, this job fair is an opportunity for all CalWORKs clients and those who have recently timed out under new State regulations (48 months).

WHO:
Santa Clara County Social Services Agency Department of Employment and Benefit Services
Local employers
Job seekers (Santa Clara County’s current and former CalWORKs Clients)

WHEN:
Thursday, August 11, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:
1879 Senter Road, Door #10, San Jose

WHY:
There are currently 16,000 low-income families who rely on the Santa Clara County Social Services Agency for assistance. The Santa Clara County Social Services Agency has developed this job fair for the families who are actively job seeking. This year they have also invited to this event the 700 families who timed off of aid, effective July 1, 2011. The aid for these families was discontinued after new State regulations lowered the maximum time on aid from 60 to 48 months.

Job fairs provide potential opportunities for individuals to connect with employers and secure employment to meet the essential needs of families, and achieve or maintain economic stability and independence. In turn, the generated earnings also help strengthen purchasing power and benefit local retailers and the local economy.

Santa Clara County Department of Employment and Benefit Services (DEBS) and community partners continue to collaborate to respond to the needs of the community.

Participating employers this year include: VTA, AMTRAK, AEROTEK, Best Buy, BBSI, Wendy’s, Western & Southern Life, Securitas, Coast Personnel Services, VOLT Workforce Solution, and Edible Arrangements.

Photo and Interview opportunities.


Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119; Dana McQuary (408) 491-6750; Denise Boland (408) 491-6605, Social Services Agency.
Posted: August 9, 2011