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Alliance Worknet presents job fair

Stanislaus Alliance Worknet presented the Central Valley Job Fair for the first time in Modesto at the Central Valley Plaza Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. U.S. Representative Jeff Denham hosted the event.
The job fair gave prospective workers the opportunity to apply to multiple job listings and to have interactive interviews with recruiters and hiring managers.
Job seekers were able to network with potential employers and learn about positions available in a variety of fields. Those who struggled with finding a job had the opportunity to find employment within the community.
Although the unenployment rate in Stanislaus County is decreasing, it continues to be an area of concern within the community.
“The Central Valley’s unemployment rate decreased in August, which is great news,” Representative Denham said.
“However, there are still too many without a job who want to work. Assisting individuals in finding work is a primary goal of mine. That includes passing job-creating legislation and holding events such as this fair to connect job seekers with employers who currently have available positions.”
The Central Valley Job Fair was open to the public and specifically targeted students, veterans and active military. According to KCRA3 news, approximately 1,000 people attended the job fair.
Around 42 employers from Stanislaus County attended the event. Target, Data Path, Blue Diamond, E & J Gallo and Golden Valley Health Center were among the participating companies that interviewed job seekers.
Applicants had the opportunity to network with employers and speak with employment specialists from Stanislaus Alliance Worknet.
“Alliance Worknet provides job seekers with career-building services as well as interviewing tips,” employment specialist Nabi Mukhtar said.
Central Valley Job Fair gave job seekers assistance with resume critique to maximize the effectiveness of their resume.
Employment specialists also assisted with interview strategies. According to Alliance Worknet, having confidence in an interview can be the final key to getting hired.
The goal of this job fair is to assist individuals with networking and provide help with resume and interview tips.
Alliance Worknet hopes to create more job opportunities in the central valley community, as well as continue decreasing the unemployment rate.

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