"Career Cafe" - Another Chamber Success Story! Working for you!!

by Oak Harbor Chamber 23rd January 2018


Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce proudly launches Career Café, sponsored by Whidbey Coffee!!  The Chamber has partnered with WorkSource Whidbey and Career Café is held on the first Friday of every month from 9am-11am at the Chamber of Commerce.



The program’s goal is to connect island wide businesses with job seekers to meet staffing needs in the business community. Every month, Career Cafe will feature an industry specific theme and six businesses will have the opportunity to recruit, interview, and meet qualified job seekers. January's event kicked off with over 100 job openings! Employers included two hospitals, two assisted living facilities, one home caregiving company, and a doctor's office. Job seekers lined up at the door waiting anxiously to meet hiring managers and/or recruiters face to face and make a great impression.


Participating Chamber members expressed their satisfaction with this event for providing such quality candidates and they were thrilled to have participated. Job seekers also expressed their excitement with planned interviews because of this event specifically. “It was a great experience and it provided me the chance to personally meet and talk with the employers. As a result, I was able to get a job interview right away.” – Jobely Carrillo


The monthly themes for 2018:

January: Medical

February: Production/Manufacturing/Transportation

March: Management & Office Admin

April: Food, Hospitality, and Retail

May: Construction & Other Trades

June: Finance/Legal

July: Education

August: Animal Care/Farm

September: Technology & Media

October: Seasonal

November: Government & Public Safety

December: Social Service


If you are interested in participating as an employer or a job seeker for this Career Cafe, please contact Crystal Armitage at WorkSource Whidbey, at 360-279-4992 or carmitage@esd.wa.gov 

Posted by WhidbeyLocal
Tuesday, 23rd January 2018, 02:07pm.
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