The first Tuesday of April the Urban League of Portland will host the 2018 Career Connections Job Fair at the DoubleTree Hotel – Lloyd Center. For years, the Urban League of Portland has hosted the Career Connections Job Fair, an event that brings employers and job seekers together.
It is our mission to provide youth and adults with educational, career training, and employment opportunities in order to achieve economic success. This year we will continue to work with employers with a wide range of jobs for entry-level, management and skilled professional jobs, including apprenticeship programs.
Welcome to the 2018 – Career Connections Job Fair for all the following groups:
Management/Skilled Professional. Experienced workers looking for upward mobility opportunities. Our economy is growing, and unemployment rates are hitting historic lows, but many qualified workers are still underemployed and are looking for opportunities for career growth.
Entry-level. Workers completing education or training programs, new to the job market, or seeking new career paths.
Apprenticeships. Our region is growing, and the construction industry is seeking people to enter the field through a variety of skilled occupations (carpenters, laborers, electricians, ironworkers, etc.). There are also apprenticeship programs in Software and Information Technology (programmers and software developers, etc.).
Youth Employment. Early work experience for youth is a critical component of preparing them for the transition to adulthood; increasing their knowledge of occupational skills and establishing a work history for future goals.