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Job fair set for Tuesday at Blaisdell Center

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 2:06 p.m. HST, Sep 14, 2012

Next week’s Job Quest job fair for the first time will include sessions where employers will brief job seekers about which industries need workers and what applicants need to obtain the necessary skills for those positions.

More than 180 employers will be recruiting at the event set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

“The fact is many of the  jobs that went away with the recession will never come back,” said Beth Busch executive director of Job Quest. “But new jobs, companies and industries will. We need to prepare our workforce to take these jobs by teaching them how to transition their existing skills and gain new ones,” she said.

Job seekers are advised to bring copies of their resumes, dress professionally, and research companies they may be interested in. The event is sponsored by Altres Staffing, Bank of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific Health and Oahu WorkLinks.

Admission is $3; students, military and seniors with ID will be admitted for $1. For information, go to

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