Story and photos by David F. Ashton
See how this ‘Job Fair’ connected hundreds of eager outer East Portland job-seekers with dozens of employers …
Greeters welcome job-seekers at the 2016 Parkrose Community Job Fair.
Last year, officials from Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) thought they did well when two dozen area employers came for a “job fair” at their Maywood Park campus, offering jobs to more than 500 job-seekers. But this year they did better.
Now an annual event, the second job fair in Maywood Park was even more successful. The 2016 edition, held on March 10, attracted more than 50 employers who visited with 520 job applicants — from the unemployed to those looking for a better job, or a career.
MHCC Career Services Coordinator Bhaktirose Dawdy spends a moment with MHCC’s mascot Barney Bernard, as well as Historic Parkrose AmeriCorps member Kate Coenen.