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Youth aged 17-25 are invited to a job fair at Concordia University, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday April 12 at the Hagen campus center, 2811 N.E. Holman St. Bring resumes and dress for success.

About 40 employers will be on hand offering full-time and part-time jobs, temporary and permanent, as well as seasonal jobs and internships.

"We will have Cricket, Ron Tonkin, Portland Parks and Recreation, Embassy Suites Hotels, UPS, United Way, several banks and more," says Marilyn Gordon of Worksource Portland. "Employers are really coming out for this. We have a lot of retail, grocery industry and customer service as well as some production work."

The flyer also lists jobs in: warehouse, social media, childcare, advertising , computing, recycling and marketing.

Gordon says as the economy picks up, employers are looking for people to train. What they want from jobseekers are 'soft skills,' she says. Those are: the ability to show up consistently on time every day; the ability to dress appropriately, ask questions and get along with others. Customer service skills help with just about every job, she says.

"Employers tell us over and over again that they will take those soft skills over other qualifications," she says.

For more information call 503-280-6047



Other Career Opportunities

The Londer Learning Center at 421 SW 5th Ave, 4th Floor is offering help with finishing your education and getting work. Call to register for the following classes and workshops.

GED HELP : Get your GED or get ready to get your GED: The GED is changing so if you've started you should finish now or you will lose everything you've already done. Professional instructors and tutors provide structured classes to aid clients in GED prep. Intensive math help available. Transition planning for college or jobs included. * No wait to enroll. * No test fees. * No course fees.

GED grads may qualify for free tuition at PCC.GED intake: Every Friday at 12:45pm. Call for appointment. Call 503-988-3466 x27353.



APPRENTICESHIPS: Get an Apprenticeship and work in the Construction Trades. In this course, get skills to apply for free apprenticeship training programs at ETAP, Constructing Hope, Oregon Tradeswomen, and PCC. Every program has a different application process. Find out how, where and when to apply, and increase math skills to qualify. 2- week class. Some clients may need additional math. Next classes: Mon. April 30- Thurs May 10 and Mon. June 4- Thurs June 14 Monday -Thursday, 10- noon.

Call 503-988-3466 x83466



OVERCOME A CRIMINAL RECORD: Look for work when you have a criminal history. Clients create job search plans which we send to POs. We help with job search tips, applications, resumes and interviews.

Includes information about short courses at community colleges. Two-week courses run, April 9- April 19; April 23- May 3; May 7- Wed May 16; May 21- May 31 All courses are,10am-noon, Mon-Th

Call 503-988-3466 x83466



COLLEGE PREP: Prepare to go to college and increase your earning potential. Get better jobs with short-term job training College test prep, financial aid and advisors; 1and 2-year college program info; money management, college tour and more…Two-week courses. Next courses are: April 2 – April 12; May 21- May 31 Mon -Thurs, 10-noon

Call 503-988-3466 x83466



Portland Community College's 15th Annual Cascade Job Fair

Also all Jobseekers are invited to attend Portland Community College's 15th annual Cascade Job Fair, The fair will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the PCC – Cascade Campus Gym, 705 N. Killingsworth St. Dozens of area employers from the public and private sectors will be on hand.

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