APRIL 22, 2010

Wide array of employers to participate in Clearwater Career Fair

   Employers from a wide range of industries will participate in the seventh annual Clearwater Career Fair on Thursday, April 29 in Orofino.

   Hundreds of young people have participated in the fair in the past, taking advantage of hands-on opportunities to experience the kind of work skilled tradesmen perform and understand what is expected of and provided by careers in other sectors of the economy.

   “Many of the participants are high school students looking ahead to the future after graduation,” said Dee Dee Arnzen, an Idaho Department of Labor consultant who has been organizing the fair. “But others are simply young people who have already graduated but are still trying to decide what direction their lives should take. The dozens of employers represented at the fair give them a bird’s eye view of what the future can hold.”

   The fair, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 0n April 29, at the Orofino City Park, is cosponsored by the Labor Department, the Orofino Chamber of Commerce, the Clearwater Business Committee and the Orofino Kiwanis Club. It is one of eight career fairs the Department of Labor is cosponsoring around the state this year.

   More information is available from Monica Jones at the Idaho Department of Labor (208) 476-5506 ext. 3846.