Valley-Wide Employment Expo back in-person at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center on Sept. 28
Wed, 21/09/2022 - 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:
- Jeffrey Van Wagenen, County Executive Officer
- Waymond Fermon, Mayor of Indio
- V. Manuel Perez, Fourth District Supervisor
- Jeff Hewitt, Fifth District Supervisor
- 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 day of event. Walk-ins will also be accepted.
Where: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center,84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy, Indio, CA. 92203.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Media arrival starts 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, job seekers, and others.
Additional information: Pre-expo job preparation workshops will be held in-person and virtually on Thursday, Sept. 22. Media is welcome to attend, but should contact Angela Maria Naso, 951-660-1925 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to confirm exact time and location.