Multicultural job fair connects employers with workers with diverse backgrounds and skills

175 participants in the 2016 Multicultural Job Fair connected to employers.

On May 11, 2017 over 20 area employers will attend the Multicultural Job Fair on Shoreline’s campus looking to connect with potential employees with a diversity of skillsets.

This is the second year that Shoreline, in partnership with Worksource, has hosted the fair. Over 175 job seekers connected to employers at the 2016 event.

“It’s really a fantastic opportunity for workers of diverse backgrounds to meet face to face with employers who value diversity and want to hire people who have multiple language skills,” said Tiffany Lamoreaux, a Career Navigator in Shoreline’s Workforce Education program.

The job fair, which is free and open to the public, particularly benefits Shoreline’s English Language Learner (ELL) students, who may not otherwise have a chance to meet employers in a low-stakes setting.

“So many jobs are only available to apply to online these days,” said Lamoreaux, “so getting face time with a recruiter gives attendees an advantage other applicants may not have. It’s also helpful that the employers expect that the majority of job seekers in attendance are students and learners, so it’s a good chance for students to practice their ‘elevator pitch’ while getting insight into a particular company’s culture they can only get by talking with someone face to face.”

In addition to connecting employers with talent, the fair has plenty to offer traditional job seekers. Stations will offer mock interview practice, resume reviews, and more. An internet station will also be available for job seekers to utilize to submit resumes on the spot.

The Multicultural Job Fair will be on the Shoreline Community College campus Thurs., May 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the PUB (9000 bldg.) Room 9208.

Learn more about Shoreline’s Workforce Education or English as a Second Language (ESL) programs.

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