PCC Job Fair is popular as ever with waiting lists, lines and plenty of jobs
On a sunny day on April 24, there was only one thing more impressive than the 30 or so companies on the waiting list to secure space at the PCC Job Fair — the line of job-seekers waiting to get in that stretched down and around the gymnasium at the Portland Community College Cascade Campus.
More than 1,000 job-seekers, 90 employers and many PCC career-technical programs were on hand for one of the city’s biggest employment events.
In addition to Nike, a who’s who of Portland-area employers will be represented at this year’s job fair, such as New Seasons Market, Columbia Sportswear, Portland General Electric, and Comcast, to name just a few.
The fair’s webpage has tips on how to dress and what to say, including a brief video on developing an “elevator pitch” for employers. For more information, call (971) 722-5613, or visit the PCC Job Fair webpage.
Employers that have attended the fair have called it the best job fair in Portland. The job fair makes it easy to meet more than 1,000 trained, diverse candidates in just four hours.
It’s a good idea for job-seekers to do a little homework in advance of the PCC Job Fair. The fair’s webpage has tips on how to dress and what to say, including a brief video on developing an “elevator pitch” for employers.
“This is a great time to be looking for work in Portland,” said Becky Washington, Career Services Coordinator at the Cascade Campus.