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September 23, 2008
Jobs, training expo for laid-off real estate workers

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.

WHERE:         Lions Gate Garden Pavilion

Grand Ballroom

5640 Dudley Blvd.

McClellan (Sacramento) CA 95652


WHEN:            Thursday, September 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


WHYJob losses in the construction, mortgage, and real estate industries are fueling an increase in unemployment that is now affecting other areas of California's economy. The most recently released data continue to show that the housing and real estate industries are the key sources of the slowdown in state job growth over the last two years. The Talent Transfer initiative is designed to match the unemployed workers with in-demand occupations.  Residential construction workers could transfer their skills to jobs in commercial construction including highway, bridge, and other infrastructure projects.  Mortgage and real estate workers, for example, could find job opportunities in administrative fields and growth industries such as health care, green technology, and biotechnology.


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