As evidenced by the turnout at Goodwill of Central Arizona’s Job Fair Palooza on May 9, thousands of Arizonans continue to rely on the Workforce Development programs and services that we provide at no cost to our communities.
During the Job Fair Palooza, job seekers were given the opportunity to meet with employers at all of Goodwill’s Career Centers in central Arizona.
According to Mark Sander, Business Services Coordinator for Goodwill of Central Arizona, more than 80 companies and organizations met with 3,216 job seekers throughout the state.
“This event provided Goodwill with an excellent environment to showcase our Career Centers while allowing unemployed Arizonans to visit with hiring companies,” said Sander.
American Valet was pleased with the turnout and their interactions with candidates who possessed a wide range of skills.
“As usual, the event was very well planned and organized,” said Tricia O’Neill of American Valet. “As a result of the promoting that was done, I was able to see job seekers who traveled to specifically meet with me for job opportunities.”
Job seeker Sandra Kelley said that the Job Fair Palooza was great because it allowed her to meet face-to-face with decision-makers. However, she would advise all Arizonans who attend the job fair to apply online for open positions before coming to future job fairs.
“Applying online is the most important step,” said Kelley. “When you meet with the companies at the job fairs, you are helping the hiring managers place a face with the name on your resumes.”