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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Virtual and Drive-Thru Job Fairs ready to help job seekers on April 20

Virtual and drive-through events are set for Tuesday, April 20, to bring together employers and prospective employees.

“These online and drive-through events should make job searches easier and more convenient as our residents start on their road to post-pandemic recovery,” Mayor Michael Victorino said.

The live virtual job fair will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., and a drive-through event from 4 to 6 p.m. in the back lot of the University of Hawaii Maui College campus. Public health and safety protocols must be followed, including physical distancing and wearing face masks.

Job seekers are offered two training sessions at UHMC that will cover digital and information technology training, and resume and cover-letter writing workshops in the morning, in person at UHMC starting at 9:30 a.m. To register for these events, visit http://maui.hawaii.edu/careerlink/ or call (808) 984-3318.

The Virtual and Drive-Thru Job Fairs are sponsored by the Maui County Workforce Development Board, the Maui County Office of Economic Development, the Maui American Job Center and the University of Hawaii Maui College.

A virtual live event, “Ask HR,” will begin at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom and will be hosted by the Society of Human Resource Manager Hawaii Professionals. The Zoom link is https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/94066489889; passcode MCVJF. Job seekers and students will hear four experts discuss online job searches, successful job hunting and other tips.

During the virtual job fair, job seekers and students will have an opportunity to visit virtual booths to meet directly with employers via chat platforms. The chats will be monitored to allow employers and prospective employees to connect online or via email. There will be 20 booths for employers and 20 partners of the Maui American Job Center, along with community partners.

Employers and community partners can reserve a booth at www.MCVIF.com. Click on the button below the banner

In the drive-through event at UHMC’s parking lot, employer tables will be set up to allow job seekers to drive up and as time allows to gather company information and job applications. They may also pull up to the “walk-up zone” if they feel they need more time with a prospective employer. Prospective employees also can provide resumes to employers. Job seekers are encouraged to bring several copies of their resumes. Goodie bags will be given to the first 50 registered event participants. Visit http://maui.hawaii.edu/careerlink

A digital photo booth will be available to take headshots for resumes. Mahalo to STEM students from Maui Waena Intermediate School for their assistance.

The Maui County Virtual Job Fair website was established in July 2020 to address pandemic-related unemployment. The website offers information about scholarships, current training and skill-building classes. The site is also an application portal to University of Hawaii industry certificates and degree programs.

For more information, contact Linda Puppolo, Executive Director of the Maui County Workforce Development Board, at (808) 270-7709, or linda.puppolo@mauicounty.gov; Karen Arakawa, Maui American Job Center Manager, at (808) 270-5770, or karen.arakawa@mauicounty.gov; or Juli Patao, UHMC Career Link Director, via email at jpatao@hawaii.edu.

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