The event attracted over 1,200 of eager job seekers, all looking for a glimpse of hope in these tough times. Candidates ranged from new immigrants to seasoned professionals. Employers were able to pick out many resumes that they deemed well qualified for their open positions. Sixteen major employers with over 250 job openings participated, including: All Day Homecare, Inc., CBS Radio, Safeway, California Public Utilities Commission, United Commercial Bank, Radio Shack, the San Francisco Police Department, U.S. Army, and the San Francisco Airport
The purpose of the career fair was to bring jobs into the community and help with the city’s economic recovery.
Funded by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the Chinatown Neighborhood Workforce Center – a program part of the Chinese Newcomers Service Center, strives to recruit the most qualified candidates for employers. At the same time, the center provides career orientated services to job seekers; including workshops, career counseling and job referrals.
CNWC plans to host similar large-scale career fairs once every quarter. Employers interested in participating are welcome to call (415) 421-1388 for details.