Cen­tral Val­ley Jobs Fair Clas­si­fied As A Suc­cess

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The eighth an­nual Cen­tral Val­ley Jobs Fair hosted by Con­gress­man Jeff Denham was staged on Thurs­day, Aug. 2 at Modesto Ju­nior Col­lege with more than 60 hir­ing em­ploy­ers and over 250 Cen­tral Val­ley job seek­ers in at­ten­dance.

“My jobs fair has con­nected thou­sands of (Cal­i­for­nia Dis­trict) 10 res­i­dents to jobs in our com­mu­nity and this year was es­pe­cially suc­cess­ful,” said Rep. Denham. “Val­ley busi­nesses are hir­ing, the un­em­ploy­ment rate is the low­est it’s been in 16 years, and the econ­omy is grow­ing at the high­est rate in 13 years, thanks to lower taxes and less reg­u­la­tions.”

Since 2011, the first year Denham was in of­fice, the em­ploy­ment rate in Cal­i­for­nia’s 10th Dis­trict has gone from over 17 per­cent to un­der seven per­cent, ac­cord­ing to the Bureau of La­bor Sta­tis­tics. In Modesto, this num­ber is even lower, hov­er­ing around 5.1 per­cent. Veter­ans, too, are see­ing un­em­ploy­ment rates de­crease, with Stanis­laus County veter­ans at just 3.7 per­cent un­em­ploy­ment. In the sec­ond quar­ter, Gross Do­mes­tic Prod­uct grew at 4.1 per­cent, putting the econ­omy on pace to grow at 3 per­cent for the cal­en­dar year for the first time in 13 years.

The fair con­nects job seek­ers with em­ploy­ers, pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to ap­ply for jobs on the spot. The event opened early for veter­ans, armed ser­vices mem­bers and their spouses, and in­cluded a ré­sumé build­ing and ca­reer coach­ing ses­sion lead by De­fense Lo­gis­tics Agency.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing em­ploy­ers in this year’s jobs fair in­cluded Ama­zon, The Modesto Nuts, Blue Di­a­mond Grow­ers, U.S. Army, Tur­lock Po­lice Depart­ment, Cal­i­for­nia Air Na­tional Guard, Lock N Stitch, Tay­lor Farms, Rank Se­cu­rity, Lawrence Liver­more Lab­o­ra­tory and more.

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