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CITY CAREER EXPO AT WORKFORCE 2008 JOB FAIR   

 

Mayor Mufi Hannemann invites the public to attend the City Career Expo which will be held on Wednesday, May 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Pikake Room at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center.  The Expo will be held in conjunction with the “WorkForce 2008” Job Fair, featuring over 225 local and mainland companies, including military and government agencies.  Mayor Hannemann will be giving a welcome address to job seekers at 9:30 a.m.

 

“We encourage young people and individuals working in the private sector to consider a rewarding career in public service”, said Mayor Hannemann.  “The City offers an excellent benefits package and retirement plan, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 21 paid vacation days, 21 paid sick days and 14 paid holidays a year along with other valuable benefits, including job security.” 

 

As a first time event, the City Career Expo will feature displays showcasing current and upcoming projects by all City Departments.  It promises to be an excellent opportunity to get information about career opportunities with the City, and to talk story with staff members about job descriptions, departmental goals, and current vacancies.  

 

Departments are sponsoring games, giveaways, DVD presentations and demonstrating equipment used by their departments.  Customer Services will provide free eye exams to the public; the Transportation Services Department will be demonstrating a traffic light display and the Department of Parks and Recreation will allow attendees a chance to test their skills at their Wii display. 

 

Demonstrations by the Honolulu Fire Department, the Honolulu Police Department and the Department of Parks and Recreation will follow throughout the day. 

Schedule of Events

  9:30 a.m.   Mayor Mufi Hannemann’s Welcome Address

10:00 a.m.   Honolulu Fire Department - “Can You Take The Heat?”

                       Fitness Demonstration - Physical Conditioning

11:00 a.m.   Department of Parks & Recreation Presentation –

                      “How Fun Is This?”

11:30 a.m.   Honolulu Fire Department - “Can You Take The Heat?”

                       Fitness Demonstration - Physical Conditioning

12:30 p.m.   Honolulu Police Department - K-9 Unit Demonstration

  1:30 p.m.   Honolulu Fire Department - “Can You Take The Heat?”

                      Fitness Demonstration - Physical Conditioning

  2:00 p.m.   Department of Parks & Recreation Presentation –

                “How Fun Is This?”

 

 

“Can You Take The Heat?”  -- The Honolulu Fire Department will feature fitness demonstrations, their Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) displays, as well as, present various fire vehicles for public viewing.  Female fire fighters and recruits will be on hand to answer questions and encourage women to consider a career in fire fighting. 

 

In light of the recent and sudden loss of jobs in the community due to the departure of Aloha Airlines, ATA, and Weyerhauser, City Departments are responding by taking an active role in recruiting to fill vacant positions and staffing needs.  Various entry-level positions such as Professional Trainee, Construction Inspector Trainee, and Accountant I will be featured at the Expo.  Applicants with a college degree from an accredited institution may apply, and in some cases, specific course work and/or relevant experience may be required. 

 

General admission to the event is $3.00; students, military with ID, seniors 55+ and ex-Aloha Airline employees with proof of ID (pay stub acceptable) will be admitted for $1.00.  Available parking at the Neal Blaisdell Center ($5.00 charge) will be very limited, therefore, attendees are urged to carpool, take TheBus or find alternate methods of transportation to the Job Fair.

Parties interested in viewing all City jobs on recruitment or seeking information on how to apply online, are encouraged to visit  www.honolulu.gov/hr.

 

Contact

Kenneth Nakamatsu, Director, Department of Human Resources, 768-8500

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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