Support, interest makes annual job fair a success

To all who came to the Peninsula Job Fair, we say, thank you. You are the reason this event was a success.

The Peninsula Job Fair was the place to be on Wednesday, March 27th with over 792 job seekers and employers present at the event.

Our gratitude goes out to our sponsors who helped provide a location, supplies, advertisement, food, and refreshments: John Crump with Denali Commercial, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, Kenai Chamber of Commerce, Peninsula Clarion, Wal-Mart and Alaska Department of Labor.

Job center staff would also like to express a special thank you to Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent, Dr. Steve Atwater, Director or Secondary Education and Student Activities, John O’Brien, District Counselor/Specialist, Sara Moore, and the principals, counselors and teachers of Skyview, Soldotna, Kenai, and Nikiski high schools for partnering with the Peninsula Job Center and providing student transportation to the Peninsula Job Fair. By allowing Peninsula Job Center staff to work with students, we were able to assist them in applying for employment opportunities in line with their educational goals and career objectives and learn directly from employers their job requirements and expectations.

We would especially like to acknowledge all of the employers and training providers who participated in the job fair: ACE Dragon, Adult Learning Programs of Alaska, AIMM Technologies, Alaska Apprenticeship Training Coordinators Association, Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Trust, AT & T, Alaska Crane Consultants, Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Department of Corrections, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Alyeska Pipeline, ASRC Energy, AVTEC, AutoZone, Boys and Girls Club, Central Peninsula Hospital, CH2MHill, City of Kenai, Consumer Care Network, Fred Meyer, Frontier Community Services, Home Depot, Hilcorp, Hope Community Resources, GCI, Inlet Fish Producers, Kachemak Electric, KDLL Radio, Kenai Peninsula Care Center, Kenai Peninsula College, Key Bank, Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Lagacy’s Hair, Lee Shore Center, MediCenter, Nana Management, Northern Training Industrial, Offshore Systems, Pacific Star Seafood, Peak Oil Field Services, Peninsula Clarion, ResCare, Safeway, Scentsy, Saxon Drilling, Snug Harbor Seafood, State of Alaska Juvenile Justice, Udelhoven, UAA Engineering Program, US Army, US Marines, US Navy, University of Alaska Southeast, Wal-Mart, Westward Seafoods, and Wells Fargo.

The event was very successful in helping local residents find employment.

We hope to see you all next year!

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