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March 4, 2011

Mayor Tibshraeny’s Jobs Initiative Connects Residents to Work; Chandler Career Connect to be held March 29

CHANDLER, Ariz. - The City of Chandler is hosting Chandler Career Connect, a Valley wide job fair from 4 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave. The expansive event features more than 20 employers, career experts and motivational speakers and includes a pre-event resume review to ensure candidates are prepared to meet employers. Chandler Career Connect is free and open to the public.

Chandler Career Connect is a direct result of Mayor Jay Tibshraeny’s outreach to the community, as he responds to the concerns of both employers and residents. “Knowing that unemployment is among our most vital concerns as a city and as a nation, I have worked with staff to launch Chandler Career Connect. Our hope is to bring together dozens of companies, agencies and educational entities to meet with residents who wish to pursue new employment opportunities,” said Mayor Tibshraeny.

To ensure that job-seekers are prepared for on-the-spot interviews at Career Connect, a resume review day is being offered four days prior to the event, Friday, March 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Downtown Chandler Library, 22 S. Delaware. Expert volunteers from the Maricopa Workforce Connections will review resumes and provide guidance on how job-seekers can improve their chances. Along with a hard copy, candidates are encouraged to bring their resumes on a laptop, flash drive or disc and immediately update it on any of the 21 designated computers reserved for that purpose.

Chandler Career Connect is also offering educational and motivational speakers for those who want to brush up on their job skills. Sessions range from effective networking and building a personal brand to improving social media skills and learning to create happiness out of adversity.

Chandler Career Connect is made possible by its sponsors and participating agencies. Full details, speaker biographies and schedules are available online. Visit www.chandleraz.gov/careerconnect.

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