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Congresswoman Speier and Assemblyman Mullin to Host Job Hunters Boot Camp with more than 100 Employers

October 6, 2015
Press Release

San Mateo, CA - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (San Francisco, San Mateo counties) will host her 12th Job Hunters Boot Camp in conjunction with Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (CA District 22) on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 9:30 am -1 pm at the San Mateo County Event Center. A record number of 106 employers will be at the event to connect with hundreds of job seekers.

“We have never seen this many employers seeking workers, in fact we had to turn some away due to lack of physical space,” Speier said. “It’s a clear sign of our booming economy and many job openings. But we also have hundreds of job seekers who are looking for jobs or are looking for better jobs – a clear sign that the boom isn’t lifting everyone. At boot camp our goal  is to help close that gap.”

“It’s great to see so many companies participating in this year’s event and San Mateo County’s unemployment rate at its lowest level in years,” said Mullin. “That said we know there are so very many people seeking jobs that will allow them to support their families and continue to live on the Peninsula. This event is an opportunity for job seekers to meet potential employers who have jobs available and obtain valuable resources all in one convenient location.”

Speier started Job Hunters Boot Camp at the height of the recession in January 2010 when the unemployment rate in San Mateo County was 9.2%. Today it’s 3.2%, the lowest rate in California. The event also offers workshops, one-on-one resume reviews and resource tables. Job seekers can sign up for the free event on Speier’s website, www.speier.house.gov



Who:        
Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Assemblymember Kevin Mullin
Donna Fedor, Master Results Coach, Speaker, Trainer, and Recruiter    
Katie Ferrick, Community Relations at LinkedIn
Susan Schwartz, coach, founder of You Who Branding
Christine Young, leadership coach and communications expert
Ekta Vyas, Director of Human Resources, Stanford Children’s Hospital
Richard Williams, Recruitment Services Manager for San Francisco and San Mateo, Kaiser Permanente
Teresa Moller, RN, OCN, Manager of Oncology Services, Seton Medical Center
John Hutar, General Manager, Westin St. Francis Hotel
Anne LeClair, CEO San Mateo County Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
Andrea Vizenor, Director of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Programs California Community Colleges
Flynn Bradley, Director of our Employment and Community Partnerships Office, SFO


What:        
Job Hunters Boot Camp

When:        
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
9:30 am – 1 pm

Where:    
San Mateo County Event Center
Fiesta Hall
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo


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