Job fair set for businesses looking to hire

OCEANSIDE — A job fair will round up downtown businesses looking to hire, and launch a new job-posting site specifically for Oceanside businesses.

MainStreet Oceanside is holding the job fair and launch of the online career portal as a way to assist its business members.

A variety of downtown businesses and career training programs will be at the fair. Others will have jobs posted on the website.

Gumaro Escarcega, MainStreet Oceanside program manager, said prospective employees should come dressed and prepared for an interview.

“Come ready to meet employers,” Escarcega said.

During the job fair a presentation will be made to introduce the online career portal and go over employer and job seeker site use.

MainStreet Oceanside business members can click on the website, type in a job description and upload additional information about available positions. Job entries are screened, sorted by industry and include contact information for potential employees.

“We are providing a platform for employers and job seekers to grow the talent pool in Oceanside,” Escarcega said.

Escarcega said he sees multiple benefits to hiring and working locally.

“The money stays in the city, there’s less traffic congestion, you can support the community, take ownership and thrive,” Escarcega said.

MainStreet Oceanside is also taking job seekers’ resumes online and in office that staff keeps confidential and personally pairs with requests of MainStreet Oceanside business members.

The job fair will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 11 at the Civic Center Library Community Room.

The online job portal address is mainstreetoceanside.info.

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