On Friday, August 26, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter will host a community job fair, in partnership with the East County Career Center. The event will take place at the Cuyamaca Community College student center and will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This will be the Congressman’s second of the year, and the job fairs have become something of a tradition for the two-term representative from East County. Several thousand people have taken advantage of the events to meet prospective employers, and many have been successful in finding a job.
In a post on his Congressional website, Representative Hunter said, “Each event has been a success and what I’m hearing from local businesses and job seekers is to keep them coming. Job fairs are a great way to bring together employers and those who are looking for work or interested in a career change. And if a job fair helps put at least one person back to work, it’s all the more reason to start planning the next one.”
One of Hunter’s first job fairs, in February, 2010, drew between 1500 and 2000 job seekers to meet with representatives from over three dozen local businesses. At the time, the Congressman pointed out that California was suffering from not only the nation-wide economic downturn, but high taxes and regulations that were driving companies out of the state or out of business. In an interview, he mentioned that Texas was offering special tax incentives to companies to move there from California. None of this has changed appreciably since then – at least not in a positive way.
For more information, you can visit Hunter’s Congressional website (link above). If you are a business owner and would like to take part in the job fair, you can find a registration form here or on the website.
For a story on the February, 2010, job fair, click here.