NOVA Hosts Holiday Job Fair
The holiday season is fast approaching and, for companies who rely on holiday business to survive and thrive, hiring extra workers is an important part of preparing for the expected increase in activity over the next few months. This is also a chance for NOVA job seekers to obtain temporary employment that will provide extra income and keep their job skills current. On October 9, NOVA hosted a holiday job fair at Washington Park in Sunnyvale, with over 100 job seekers (including 30+ youth) and 15 local employers participating including: CityPark, dd’s Discounts, Goodwill of Silicon Valley, JC Penney, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Manpower, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Ross, Safeway, Sprint, Sprouts, Target, TJ Maxx, Toys ‘R’ Us and UPS. The fair was a big success with many employers extending job offers to qualified candidates at the event. Comments from employers included, from CityPark: “Thank you so much for organizing such a great event. This is such a great partnership for CityPark.” and from dd’s Discounts: “[the best part was] the opportunity to reach people who have never heard of dd’s previously...It was great! Thank you very much.” One job seeker commented, "Employers were REALLY looking to hire."