Career fair offers job seekers more than just employer connections

Searching for a new job can be an intimidating and stressful process, but Scottsdale is joining forces this month with Maricopa County to offer a one-stop-shop for job seekers.  

The What to Wear Career Fair, a spring hiring event from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Scottsdale’s Vista del Camino Community Center, will offer job seekers the opportunity to boost their professional wardrobe for free before meeting a wide array of Valley employers on-site. 

All job seekers and those currently employed who need a wardrobe boost are welcome to come and “shop” through Vista del Camino’s pop-up boutique of gently used professional clothing and accessories. All items were donated by the community and are available at no cost, including a limited number of personal protective equipment for manual labor and technical positions.  

“Many generous community members showed up and donated these items for job seekers in need. We’ve gathered 2,500 pounds worth of items, so far, and we’re expecting more to come in before the event,” Career Services Center Case Worker Sheila Williams said. 

“This is a great event that pairs employers with local candidates and helps those candidates look professional for their interviews.” 

Employers participating in the event include ABM Industries, Arcadia Homecare, the Arizona Department of Transportation, Banner Health, BMO Harris, the city of Scottsdale, Express Employment Professionals, FedEx Ground, HonorHealth, Ironworkers, Keolis Transit America, LoveSac Furniture, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Pro EM, Scottsdale Police Department and the United States Navy.  

Job seekers should come ready to meet, and potentially interview with, their next employer. 

Walk-ins are welcome, but attendees are encouraged to RSVP. Vista del Camino is located at 7700 East Roosevelt St. in Scottsdale. 

Help spread the word to those who want to get hired! Download and share the event flyer.  

Questions? Email [email protected] or call 480-312-2323

Learn more about Scottsdale’s Career Services Center. 

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