Job seekers can find out about employment opportunities around the Yuma area on May 29 when Goodwill of Central Arizona brings them together with employers at a job fair at the Yuma Civic Center.
Expected in attendance at the Career Expo are more than 50 employers who collectively will be accepting applications for hundreds of entry-level, skilled and even professional-level positions, said Marco Garcia, director of workforce development in Yuma County for Goodwill.
Some of them may be hiring on the spot, he said, so job seekers come to the event dressed professionally, with resumes in hand.
The expo, one in a series that the Goodwill hosts twice a year in Yuma, is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the civic center, 1440 W. Desert Hills Drive. It is open to the public.
The May 29 expo is being organized jointly with the office of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., who will be present for the event.
“Our goal is to help put people to work in Yuma,” Garcia said in a news release. “Congressman Gosar is also committed to strengthening our local economy and getting people back to work and we're glad he'll be in attendance to speak with local job seekers.”
Among employers and organizations expected to have hiring managers or representatives at the expo are Accent Care, Achieve Human Services, ACT, AFLAC, Alexander Automotive Group, Arizona Counseling & Treatment Services, Cenpatico of Arizona, Child and Family Resources, the Cocopah Tribe, El Dorado Broadcasters, Funeraria Del Angel, Arizona Department of Economic Security's employment services division, Hunter Employment Services, Manpower, Marine Corps Air Station, Marine Corps Community Services, Northern Arizona University, Project PPEP, R&G Palmer Enterprises, the Regional Centers for Border Health, SOS Staffing, Sunset Community Health Center, Swift Transportation, United Cerebral Palsy of Southern Arizona, University of Phoenix, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Yuma County Human Resources, Yuma Private Industry Council, Yuma Truck Driving School and Yuma Elementary School District 1.
Although it's not required, job seekers can get into the civic center sooner on the 29th by registering for the event in advance at the Goodwill office in Yuma, 1600 4th Ave., between 8 and 5 p.m.
For more information about the expo, visit www.goodwillaz.org.