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☷ City of Avondale Arkansas - Avondale Local EDGE and Career Connectors to Match Job Candidates with Over 25 Actively Hiring Avondale Businesses at Career Expo
City of Avondale , state Arkansas ( By Press Release office)
Avondale Local EDGE and Career Connectors to Match Job Candidates with Over 25 Actively Hiring Avondale Businesses at Career Expo
Avondale Local EDGE and Career Connectors will host a Career Expo to support local businesses with their hiring needs . This in - person event will be held on May 5 , 2022 from 11:00 a . m . to 2:00 p . m . at the new Avondale Visitor and Conference Center in the Civic Center complex ( 11490 W . Civic Center Drive , Avondale AZ 85379 ) . Attendees can register for free at
https://app . careerconnectors . org/avondale
Attendees will meet and network with top employers from local businesses across industries currently hiring for hundreds of local roles . Candidates have an opportunity to explore a wide variety of positions from entry level to executive positions including:
Customer Service and Sales Representatives
Human Resources: HR Directors , HR Managers , Benefits Specialists
Technology: Engineering , IT Analysts , Business Intelligence
Food Service: Chefs , Banquets , Food Preparation , Bartenders , Servers
Hospitality: Lobby Attendants , Concierges
Education: Teachers , Bus Drivers , Coaches , Tutors , Youth Care Workers , Professional Instructors , Campus Administrator , Career Services
Government: Law Enforcement , City Clerk , Attorney , Recreation
Healthcare: RN’s , Medical Assistants , Patient Care Coordinators , Social Workers
Finance: Analysts , Accountants
Warehouse and Distribution , Equipment Operators
Hiring companies in attendance include the following Avondale businesses: Avondale Elementary School District , Agua Fria Union High School District , Alaska USA Federal Credit Union , APS , Backstreet Asia Bistro , Bizerba , C - Lynx , City of Avondale , ClearSky Health , HealthyU Clinics , Hickman ' s Eggs , Integrated Medical Services , KOI Scrubs , Legacy House of Avondale , Littleton Elementary School District , NeuroDiagnostic Laboratories , One Point One , Proverbs Group Home , Raul and Theresa ' s Original Mexican Food Restaurant , Southwest Key Programs , The Vitamin Shoppe , United States Census Bureau , Village Inn , Vulcan Materials , and WESCO . Attendees can speak with hiring managers directly and potentially receive job offers on the spot .
In honor of Cinco de Mayo , every participant will be provided with lunch from a local restaurant and food truck , El Taco Santo , as well an opportunity to have a free business portrait taken . There will be mini giveaways and a chance to win Apple AirPods , as well as an opportunity for resume and interview help prior to the event .
Once registered for the event , job seekers can also take advantage of free interview and resume writing support sessions to be fully prepared to meet with employers at the event . Thirty - minute one - on - one sessions can be booked with professional subject matter experts who are ready to help . Registration is required .
Mock Interviews will be held virtually on April 28 from 1:00 p . m . to 5:00 p . m .
Resume Reviews will be held virtually on April 29 from 8:30 a . m . to 1:30 p . m .
“It is an exciting time for those re - entering the workforce or considering a career change , ” said Ken Chapa , Avondale’s Economic and Tourism Director . “Avondale businesses are offering quality entry - level to advanced positions and we encourage our local talent to live , work and grow right here in the Southwest Valley . ”
This is the third in a series of career expos that have been hosted by Avondale Local EDGE . Funded through the American Rescue Plan Act , the city is supporting industries impacted by the COVID - 19 pandemic , such as healthcare , information technology , manufacturing , and logistics by matching qualified job candidates with local open positions . Estrella Mountain Community College and West - MEC will also attend the expos providing educational resources and career pathway information to job seekers supporting career advancement opportunities , another critical goal for the city .
Jessica Pierce , Founder/CEO of Career Connectors said: “City of Avondale and Career Connectors share a mission to connect job seekers with the right opportunities and assist companies in identifying the ideal candidates for their open positions . This creates stronger , more sustainable communities . With the continued business expansion in Arizona , partnering complementary resources to increase capacity and provide a comprehensive career track is critical . In partnership , we can meet escalating workforce needs of the Greater Avondale business market . This program is the solution!”
About Avondale Local EDGE
Avondale Local EDGE is an initiative of the Avondale Office of Economic Development , providing high - quality programming , comprehensive support tools , and resources , with multiple opportunities for businesses to network . Programming includes timely and relevant educational events , interactive networking , and business appreciation all year long . Avondale businesses are encouraged to take advantage of the programs and services offered by Avondale Local EDGE: AvondaleLocalEDGE . com and on Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter and Instagram: @AvondaleEDGE
About Career Connectors
Career Connectors ' mission is to elevate communities by empowering job seekers , employers and service providers . As Arizona ' s fastest growing job candidate program , the organization hosts no - cost job candidate events virtually , and across Arizona . At each event , Career Connectors showcases hiring companies and offers free services , including résumé reviews , LinkedIn coaching , professional business portraits , networking tips , interview coaching , one - on - one face time with hiring companies educational opportunities , and DISC assessments . Founded by Jessica Pierce in 2009 , the 501 ( c ) 3 nonprofit organization has served more than 46 , 000 people and featured over 800 hiring companies . For more information , visit CareerConnectors . org , or call 480 - 442 - 5806 .
Avondale , Arizona is a community where people share a deep sense of pride in what has been accomplished and how far we have come . In Avondale , there is strong belief that the blending of a broad spectrum of cultures comes from a true sense of harmony throughout the community . Here , people and businesses are welcomed with open arms and supported in a way that exemplifies a dynamic , intelligent and driven city , ready to take on the future . Avondale is Aspiring . Achieving . Accelerating .
11465 W . Civic Center Drive , Avondale , AZ 85323 · ( 623 ) 333 - 1600 · www . avondaleaz . gov
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