Fair a great employment chance

Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the County of Kauai Office of Economic Development in partnership with WorkWise Kauai, State Employment Office and Kauai Workforce Investment Board will sponsor the annual Job Fair at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihue.

Businesses and organizations from around the island of Kauai, including some from Oahu, Maui and the Big Island will be available to share information about jobs available for recruitment.  

Some of the major hospitality and tourism companies represented include: Aston Hotels & Resorts, Diamond Resorts, The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, Kauai Beach Resort, Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club, Sheraton Kauai Resort, and St. Regis Princeville.  In the health field group companies participating include: BAYADA Home Health Care, Hawaii Behavioral Health, Hawaii Health Systems, and Hawaii Pacific Health. Retailer sector industries include: Macy’s, Big Save/Times, and Safeway stores.  

These are just some of the over two dozen business and organizations participating in this year’s fall job fair. Some participating companies are also offering door prizes to job seekers!

Some tips for a successful job search at the Job Fair:

COME PREPARED FOR JOB INTERVIEWS

Potential Job Seekers should be ready with their resume’ in hand and be prepared for a job interview. Employer representatives will be providing information on a variety of jobs available on the island! Businesses will be recruiting for potential employees who are proactive, thoughtful and are good listeners. Promote yourself and stand out by asking the right questions!

DRESS FOR SUCCESS

Know the dress code of the company you would like to work for and dress like you are interviewing for a position! Some businesses have a casual dress code while others require more professional attire. Come prepared for an interview for the occupation you are applying for. Sell yourself! Be sure to check yourself in the mirror in order to make a good and first impression.  Eye contact and a pleasant smile go a long way!

Employment specialists and Kauai Community College business students will also be available to help with informational workshops on how to write an effective resume and how to prepare for a job interview. The team is there to assist you in this process.

Employers interested in participating or anyone with questions can contact Eric Nordmeier, manager at WorkWise Kauai or email: dlir.wdd.kauai@hawaii.gov and or (808)274-3056. For those who need an American sign language interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support, please contact Kaeo Bradford at (808) 241-4946 or email: kbradford@kauai.govat.

Ka’eo Bradford is Workforce Investment Act Administrator, mayor’s liaison representative to the State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations, State Workforce Investment Board Council, provides oversight of the State Employment office – WorkWise Kauai Branch and is executive administrator of the Kauai Workforce Investment Board.

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