Southeast Colorado Workforce Center Offers Job Fair on September 26

For immediate release

Date: September 6, 2017
Contact: Office of Government, Policy and Public Relations
Bill Thoennes at (303) 318-8004 or Cher Haavind at (303) 318-8003
Fax: (303) 318-8070
Web:  www.colorado.gov/cdle


The Southeast Colorado Workforce Center in La Junta invites job seekers to a job fair on Tuesday, September 26, from 3 to 6 pm in the Banquet Room of Otero Junior College, 2001 San Juan Avenue in La Junta.

The job fair is free but job seekers must pre-register for the event.  To do that, visit the La Junta Workforce Center at 308 Santa Fe Avenue (or call 719-383-3191).  “The ticket you receive from us will gain you access to a wide diversity of employers offering a variety of positions,” says Workforce Center Director Betty Velasquez.  “Whether you’re ready to make a major career transition or simply want to explore your options, you’ll find employers at this event who will be interested in talking with you.”

And, she adds, it’s a very effective way to meet with recruiters from a wide variety of companies.  “During a short amount of time you can meet with many company representatives.  Job seekers can set up interviews and establish valuable new contacts in much less time than this kind of networking normally takes.”

Governor John Hickenlooper has declared September is Workforce Development Month and this event is part of four weeks of initiatives for job seekers and Colorado employers.  Governor Hickenlooper notes that “Colorado is finding ways to ensure we are building a labor force that businesses need to make Colorado the best place to work in America;”

The job fair offers job seekers some unique opportunities:

Learn about jobs at leading businesses in the area.
Talk to representatives from companies and agencies.
Interview with professionals in an informational setting.
Meet with professionals from the Workforce Center and learn about the free services they can provide you.
Gain an edge on your career search by developing relationships with professionals in the fields that interest you.

But without good preparation, the opportunity will be wasted. “Keep in mind that although the atmosphere may be casual, the recruiters you’ll be talking with will be closely screening you,” Velasquez advises.  “So be personable and ready to summarize your skills in a very busy environment.  The goal is to leave a clear impression of the benefits you have to offer.”

If you think job fairs are only for entry-level candidates and don’t offer a diversity of opportunities, come to the September 26 job fair at Otero Junior College.  You’ll discover positions available at all levels and, best of all, the companies are there because they need new talent.  Due to space limitations, it’s important to pre-register now for what promises to be a very popular recruiting event.