Pre-event workshops help explain how to use the virtual platform to connect with employers
CLARK COUNTY — To help individuals searching for jobs in healthcare connect with companies that are hiring, several organizations in Southwest Washington and neighboring Oregon have joined together and are hosting a virtual hiring event Wed., April 21, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The event is free, and job seekers can register at https://bit.ly/3fxzSLs where they are encouraged to upload a resume.
Nearly 40 healthcare companies from across the region, including Southwest Washington, Multnomah County, Washington County and Clackamas County, are seeking new employees for current openings.
Opportunities will vary from entry-level to licensed, certified, and experienced healthcare professionals, as well as both patient and non-patient roles. Recruiters representing health systems, clinics, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health and long-term care will be available to speak/video chat directly with job seekers.
The event uses a platform called Brazen. A brief video about the technology is available on the registration page. In addition, WorkSource is holding workshops in the days before the event to provide guidance on how to use the system so job seekers can successfully use the platform to connect with employers.
You can register for a workshop to prepare for the virtual hiring and learn how to navigate the system by visiting one of these pages:
April 14 from 10 – 11 a.m. https://bit.ly/39uylle
April 19 from 1 – 2 p.m. https://bit.ly/3ma8yE9
Job seekers with questions should contact Rebecca Budahl at RBudahl@esd.wa.gov or call (360) 735-4955.
Anyone attending should prepare for the event as they would for an in-person interview and be prepared to speak with hiring representatives. Those new to virtual technology may want to practice with their computers to get comfortable on camera.
Workforce Southwest Washington is a nonprofit organization that funds community prosperity by investing in services that help individuals gain skills to obtain good-paying jobs or advance in their careers and help companies attract, train and retain workers.
WorkSource is a statewide partnership of state, local and nonprofit agencies that provides an array of employment and training services to job seekers in Washington State. Customers access services electronically via the website or a network of more than 60 WorkSource centers and affiliate sites across Washington State.
Companies will have open jobs listed at their virtual booth during the event. Forty companies will have representatives at the event to speak with job seekers, including:
Health Systems – Providence, Legacy Health, Kaiser Permanente
Long-term Care – Arbor Ridge, Prestige, Rose Villa, Willamette View, Marquis, Brookdale, HCR Manor Care, Community Home Health and Hospice, Amada Senior Care, HomeWatch Caregivers, Avamere
Clinics – Children’s Community Clinic, University of Western States Health Center, Wallace Health, AFC Urgent Care, Virginia Garcia
Behavioral Health – Cascadia Behavioral Health, New Narrative, Central City Concern, Rainier Springs Behavioral Health Hospital, Columbia River Mental Health
Pharmacies – Kaiser Dental, Walgreens, Consonus
Staffing – Express Health Care, Aerotek, Abbot and Associates
Others – Planned Parenthood, MetroWest Ambulance, CareOregon, Cambia Health Solutions, WorkSource Vancouver, WorkSource Portland
At the event, people can visit the WorkSource booth to learn about resume help, workshops and other available job search and training services.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WorkSource centers in Kelso and Vancouver are providing services virtually, including job search support, funding for job retraining, workshops and classes, connections to housing, childcare, transportation, food assistance and other support services. View information about the Southwest Washington WorkSource centers at www.WorkSourceSWWA.com.
WSW and WorkSource are equal opportunity employers/programs. Auxiliary aids are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Information provided by WorkSource