Peninsula Job & Career Fair planned

Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002

"It's a jungle out there! Only the strong survive," hollered Marie English, Peninsula Job Center employment specialist, as she took the podium costumed in sunglasses, t-shirt, and jungle camouflage at last weeks Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Introducing George W. Bush impersonator Harry Lockwood, Alaska Job Center Network director, the troop of employment specialists performed a series of summer camp type skits that illustrated the need to support the Kenai Peninsula Job & Career Fair coming March 30th.

"We're really excited about the expansion of our Job & Career Fair this year. We've added some more players, partners planning and promoting Peninsula businesses, and that is Kenai Peninsula College, Peninsula Job Center, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Economic Development District, and the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium. We are all working together to bring as many community members, training entities, and employers together, under one roof, to both network, recruit and increase community awareness so that people will know what is available here on the Peninsula," said English.

The marketing effort for the Career Fair is now in full swing and according to Pascale Dilley, employment specialist at the Alaska Job Center, it's a lot of fun, "It's a great part of our job. We love doing the marketing we like letting people know we have services available not only for job seekers but for employers. Our focus is to help our economy grow and one way of doing that is to help with the education and marketing," said Dilley. There is no cost to have a booth at the Fair and there is still time to register by contacting the Job Center at 283-2900 or one of the partners. There will be a drawing for a certificate for 3 credit hours at KPC at the Fair. The Kenai Peninsula Job & Career Fair will run from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Saturday, March 30th at the KPC Campus.

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