Media Release
Media Release
Press Contact: Katherine Brown, (510) 981-5289

HEALTH, JOBS AND EDUCATIONAL FAIR ON THURSDAY

Berkeley, California (Friday, August 15, 2014) - The Heart 2 Heart Program and the City of Berkeley Young Adult Project will offer youth and adults an opportunity to find jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities with more than 20 area employers at a job fair.

The "Job & Educational Fair" will also offer information about academic and vocational programs while providing free health screenings. The event, which happens twice a year, will be held from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. this Thursday August 21 at the Young Adult Project, which is located at 1730 Oregon Street.

Attendees can network, obtain career information and gain experience talking to employers and academic institutions. Youth from age 14 to 16 will need a work permit.

Employers such as City of Berkeley Human Resources, Fire and Police Departments, Berkeley Bowl, Berkeley Youth Alternatives and many others will offer both entry level and advanced positions. Academic institutions and vocational programs such as UC Berkeley, Peralta colleges, Samuel Merritt University, Fast Response and more will provide information and enrollment opportunities to the educational and training programs that they offer.

Additionally, social service and health related programs such as Alameda County Social Services, Every Woman Counts, the Center for Independent Living, and LifeLong Medical Care and will also be on site to provide services and resources from their respective programs.

This event will also provide FREE workshops on resume and interview skill development, as well as FREE blood pressure screenings for event participants. 

The job and educational fair is a bi-annual event, with one held in the spring and the other in the summer. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our webpage here, or contact Katherine Brown at kbrown@cityofberkeley.info or at 510-981-5289.

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