Valley-Wide Employment Expo back in-person at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center on Sept. 28
Tue, 27/09/2022 - 05:00
Free event offers hundreds of job opportunities in and near the Coachella Valley
Who: Over 80 employers and event organizers will welcome job seekers to the 27th Valley-Wide Employment Expo, which returns in-person after two years of being virtual. Opening ceremony speakers to include:
- V. Manuel Perez, Fourth District Supervisor
- Jeff Hewitt, Fifth District Supervisor
- Waymond Fermon, Mayor of Indio
- Jeffrey Van Wagenen, County Executive Officer
- Heidi Marshall, Director of Housing and Workforce Solutions
- Sayori Baldwin, Director of Department of Public Social Services
What:This free event will offer hundreds of positions from a variety of industries including education, gaming, healthcare, hospitality, information technology, logistics and transportation. Job seekers are encouraged to register at desertjobexpo.com and bring copies of their resume along with a picture ID on the day of the event. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Where: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center, 84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy, Indio, CA. 92203.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Media arrival begins at 8 a.m. for set-up and opening ceremony. Doors open to the public at 9 a.m.
Why: To connect job seekers and employers in and near the Coachella Valley. While August’s jobless rates were 4.3% in Riverside County, unemployment was higher in several desert communities with many local employers in need of employees. A list of the participating employers can be found here.
Media opportunities: Photography and visuals include interviews with elected officials, employers, workforce development specialists, county leaders, conference organizers, job seekers, and more.
Additional information: On the day of the event, a free shuttle service will be available for job seekers. It will take them from the SunLine Transit Station, located at 83-255 CA-111 in Indio, to the Fantasy Springs Casino Resort Special Events Center. The shuttle service will operate from 8:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.