Employers from industries including healthcare, technology and skilled trades will be looking to hire at the Oʻahu Back to Work Virtual Job Fair on Tuesday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The fair is free and open to job seekers across the state, and ideal for those who have just completed a skills training program through University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges’ Oʻahu Back to Work program. The fair will showcase Hawaiʻi employers statewide who are actively hiring for open positions now. The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, UH and One Oʻahu are hosting the fair.
“With the help of the City and County of Honolulu, the University of Hawaiʻi campuses are training more than 2,100 Oʻahu participants to upgrade their skills for jobs that are available,” said Erika Lacro, UH vice president for community colleges. “We are pleased to partner with the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii and local employers to provide Oʻahu Back to Work program participants the opportunity to meet employers who are actively hiring.”
Participants will be able to meet with recruiters at various employer booths, attend career workshops featuring UH Career Counselors, and network with professionals in their field of interest. Workshops will include:
- Ready. Set. Go! Job Search Strategies for Success
- The ABC’s of Beginning a Career in Healthcare in Hawaiʻi
- IT is Growing-How to Transition into One of Hawaiʻi’s Most In-Demand Industries
“Hawaiʻi’s economic recovery depends on a strong and resilient workforce. The Oʻahu Back to Work Virtual Job Fair will directly connect Hawaiʻi residents displaced by COVID-19 with the first step to their next career opportunities,” said Sherry Menor-McNamara, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii president and CEO. “The Chamber and our Hawaii Is Hiring initiative are proud to support graduates of the Oʻahu Back to Work program and job seekers across our state.”
The chamber’s Hawaii is Hiring initiative is a one-stop online resource that connects kamaʻāina to job opportunities, training programs and career navigation. It provides local job seekers and new graduates with a streamlined job board and simple access to training and education tools valued in Hawaiʻi’s in-demand and emerging industries.
UH is offering free job training through Oʻahu Back to Work so Oʻahu residents are ready for the jobs that local companies are looking to fill today. Eight UH campuses are offering nearly 100 different training opportunities from October–December 2020. This initiative is financially backed by the City and County of Honolulu’s CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds.