Woodland Public Schools and Port of Woodland to host Woodland Works

Event is a one-day job fair for those seeking both part- and full-time careers

WOODLAND — 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 Thu., Oct. 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Woodland High School located at 1500 Dike Access Road, Woodland.

Nearly 50 companies looking for new employees (including Tribeca Transport pictured here) will attend the Woodland Works Job Fair at Woodland High School on Thu., Oct. 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools
Nearly 50 companies looking for new employees (including Tribeca Transport pictured here) will attend the Woodland Works Job Fair at Woodland High School on Thu., Oct. 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools

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. Below is a list of just some of the nearly 50 employers who will attend Woodland Works:

Woodland Works is a one-day job fair resulting from an ongoing partnership between Woodland Public Schools and The Port of Woodland. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools
Woodland Works is a one-day job fair resulting from an ongoing partnership between Woodland Public Schools and The Port of Woodland. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools
  • Atlas Plumbing Contractors
  • Burgerville
  • BYoung RV
  • Clark County Sheriff’s Office
  • Cowlitz PUD
  • Dick Hannah Dealerships
  • Express Personnel
  • Fibre Federal Credit Union
  • Gifford Pinchot National Forest Service
  • iQ Credit Union
  • Joel Olson Trucking
  • KWRL School Transportation Cooperative
  • Nex Works
  • NW Innovation Works
  • Pape Machinery
  • PortCo Packaging
  • Precision Industrial Contractors
  • Red Canoe Credit Union
  • RightLine
  • Rosauers
  • Shaver Transportation
  • Temco
  • Tidewater Barge Lines
  • Tribeca Transport
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • U.S. Census
  • Washington Department of Transportation
  • Woodland Public Schools
  • Zoe Adult Family Home

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.

“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.”

The Woodland Works Job Fair stems from last year's student event after attending employers expressed a desire to interview and potentially hire local job-seekers. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools
The Woodland Works Job Fair stems from last year’s student event after attending employers expressed a desire to interview and potentially hire local job-seekers. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools

This year’s job fair resulted from a suggestion from a participant during 2018’s Woodland Days event. 

“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 hadalles@woodlandschools.org.

The Port of Woodland and Woodland Public Schools invite any and all job-seekers to attend the free Woodland Works job fair on Thu., Oct. 24, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Woodland High School located at 1500 Dike Access Road, Woodland, WA 98674.

Information provided by Woodland Public Schools.

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