This just arrived from the state Employment Development Department. If you're among thousands in real estate laid off this year it's an option:
WHAT: A "Put Your Talent to Work" job and resource expo designed to help unemployed workers in housing-related industries find jobs that require similar skills, along with training opportunities to help prepare them for new jobs. The event is part of a Talent Transfer initiative to which Governor Schwarzenegger has committed $10 million to help out-of-work Californians and stimulate the economy.
WHO: Laid off workers from the residential construction, mortgage, and real estate industries, more than 40 service providers and employers with immediate job openings, including Golden 1 Credit Union, the Census Bureau, Platt Electric, Primerica Financial Services, and a five-year construction project at Thunder Valley Casino. Representatives of the Employment Development Department; California Workforce Investment Board; Employment Training Panel and other valuable resource providers will also be available to assist jobseekers.
WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHY: Job losses in the construction, mortgage, and real estate industries are fueling an increase in unemployment that is now affecting other areas of