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Valley-Wide Employment Expo back in-person at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center on Sept. 28

September 21, 2022

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 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 Augusts 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 [email protected], to confirm exact time and location.