Career Expo One Stop For Job Information

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This Saturday's 2003 Career Expo will be a one-stop shop for area residents interested in learning about job opportunities in the Rim country.

The purpose of the Career Expo, scheduled from 7:30 to 1 p.m. at the Payson High School gym, is to provide:

  • The public with the opportunity to improve skills associated with seeking, obtaining and keeping a job; and
  • Payson area businesses with the opportunity to showcase career employment possibilities.

The 2003 Career Expo features a free continental breakfast from the Randall House with registration; information from Joe Yuhas, deputy director of the Arizona Department of Commerce; two sessions with five different skills workshops; and an opportunity to make initial contact with at least 12 Payson area employers.

Yuhas will talk about the economy of Arizona and how it is making a difference in the job market.

The workshops will cover preparing impressive written materials; goals, skills and career choices; preparing applications; impressive interviews; and building success through negotiation, and exhibiting values and ethics.

The businesses participating in the job fair, at press time, were: Amon Builders; Cucina Paradiso; The Door Stop; ERA Young Realty; Mazatzal Casino; Messinger Payson Funeral Home; Mogollon Health Alliance; Northstar Surveying; Payson Regional Medical Center; Payson Unified School District; Tetra Tech, Inc.; and Wal-Mart. Also participating will be Rim Club; Chaparral Pines; LDS Employment Services; Walgreens; Manzanita Manor; and Kohl's Ranch.

People interested in attending should call Tracy at 468-8039 for more information as pre-registration is necessary.

While actual interviews will not be conducted at the job fair, participants will have the opportunity to make contact with employers and learn about their job opportunities. Employers will be distributing job descriptions or job interest cards.

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