Pre-event workshops teach how to use the virtual platform
CLARK COUNTY — With COVID-19 safeguards limiting in-person events, finding a job is more challenging than in the past. To help individuals searching for work connect with companies that are hiring, WorkSource is hosting a virtual hiring event Wed., Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nearly 40 companies will be hiring for workers in healthcare, construction, manufacturing and other industries. Individuals can register now for the event at https://bit.ly/2LjGlgp and upload a resume.
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.
Register for a workshop to learn the virtual hiring event technology:
- January 22 from 10 – 11 a.m. https://bit.ly/2KadACb
- January 25 from 1 – 2 p.m. https://bit.ly/35zlrk9
Job seekers with questions should contact Hope Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job seekers should prepare for the event as they would for an in-person interview and dress appropriately 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.
Companies will have open jobs listed at their virtual booth during the event. Companies currently registered to be at the event include:
- Care Oregon
- Great Western Malting
- Silicon Forest Electronics (SFE)
- Ace Event Service/Private Security
- AA Asphalt
- Madden Industrial Craftsmen
- Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC)
- Intel Corp
- Glenwood Place Senior Living
- Jubitz Corporation
- Dollar Tree
- Tosoh Quartz
- Northwest Supported Living
- Brookdale Senior Living
- Matrix Roofing & Home Solutions
At the event, job seekers can also visit the WorkSource booth to learn about resume help, workshops and other available job search and training services.
Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW), a nonprofit organization, 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.
The organization’s investments strengthen the region’s businesses and contribute to a strong economy. Since 2003, they have invested more than $100 million in Southwest Washington. WSW is the Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) designated by federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) legislation to oversee the public workforce system in Cowlitz, Wahkiakum and Clark counties. Learn more at www.workforcesw.org.
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 through www.WorkSourceWA.com or a network of more than 60 WorkSource centers and affiliate sites across Washington State.
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.
Information provided by Workforce Southwest Washington