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Sierra College Rocklin campus to host job fair on Halloween

The Sierra College Rocklin campus will hold a regional job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the Rocklin Campus Center, located at 5000 Rocklin Road in Rocklin.

“We deliberately partnered with Placer County economic development, with Golden Sierra, with the veterans programs,” Lead Counselor, Career and Transfer Connections at Sierra College Brook Oliver said. “So we’re doing a regional job fair for students and community alike.”

The event will feature more than 30 employers, including Wal-Mart, Target, Golden 1 Credit Union, Best Buy and Hickory Farms, offering information about their companies and what opportunities they can offer for local students.



“Right now the timing of this is going to be a fair portion around holiday hiring,” Oliver said. “That’s the reason we time it this way, and I think we have some of the variety coming out, but we do an annual job fair … to provide this service to the students and community.”

“These companies expect them to have researched them and the applications prior to them attending the jobs fair. So we just want to help everybody get connected.”
Brook Oliver
Lead Counselor, Career and Transfer Connections at Sierra College

Agencies such as the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Sacramento Police, California Highway Patrol, and Elk Grove Unified School District will also present career information to attendees of the event.




Participants looking to brush up on their job applications will also be given the opportunity to receive resume critiques by career professionals.

Employers not currently signed up to attend the event are encouraged as it is a free community event.

“For the job seekers it should be their chance to do follow-up conversations with these companies,” Oliver said. “These companies expect them to have researched them and the applications prior to them attending the jobs fair. So we just want to help everybody get connected.”

According to Oliver, at a Sierra College job fair last fall, the school helped expose community members to more than 2,300 jobs.

“We are a community college; our main job is to reflect the interests and needs of our community and we believe in that wholeheartedly,” Oliver said. “If we have the space and facility available and we can help pull something together to benefit our students, their friends and families and business, then we feel like we’re being an excellent partner to our community and we hope that people come.”

To register go to http://www.sierracollege.edu/sierrajoblink. For information, contact Career & Transfer Connections at 916-660-7481 or careerconnections@sierracollege.edu.

To contact Staff Writer Ivan Natividad, email inatividad@theunion.com or call 530-477-4236.


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