Approximately 100 job seekers gathered at the University of Washington Bothell’s North Creek Events Center on Oct. 28 for the annual 1st District Career Fair.
“This is an amazing chance for you to find the next great opportunity for yourselves,” UW Bothell Assistant Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Relations Kelly Snyder said to open the event.
This is the third year Congresswoman Suzan DelBene has sponsored the event, held in conjunction with Workforce Snohomish and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC).
“Snohomish County is the fastest-growing county in Washington right now,” Workforce Snohomish Chief Executive Officer Erin Monroe said, adding it was important to have events like this to match job seekers with companies in need of employees.
The employers at the fair included Boeing, Microsoft, EvergreenHealth, Northshore Utility District, UW, Cascadia College, Puget Sound Energy, Comcast, Target and Macy’s. Combined, the employers are looking for more than 1,580 employees in varying fields.
“We have a region that is thriving right now, but some people are struggling,” DelBene said at the fair. “Having a strong economic future is important to everyone.”
The fair also offered job seekers the opportunity to have a free resume review. Those seeking employment can find more tools online through the WDC, www.seakingwdc.org, and Workforce Snohomish, www.workforcesnohomish.org.
“We provide a lot of tools for job seekers,” Marcelle Wellington, chief adminstrative officer at the WDC, said.