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Job fair to showcase more than 100 careers

Mail Tribune /file photo A forest restoration worker cuts flammable fuels to reduce fire danger in the upper Applegate watershed.

A job fair coming this month to The Expo will showcase more than 100 careers ranging from wildland firefighter to nurse to crane operator.

The Oregon Employment Department and its WorkSource Oregon partners are teaming up to hold the match-making event for job seekers and companies looking to hire new workers.

For adults, the “Rogue Valley Careers in Gear” job fair will run from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at The Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. High school students will have their own hours, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Employers will accept applications on the spot.

“My advice to job seekers is to bring an open mind, dress to impress and bring a resume,” said Project Youth+ Program Manager Jen Perry, an organizer of the event.

With unemployment around 4% in Jackson County and the state, those new to the job market and people hoping to switch careers have a wide range of opportunities.

Industries represented at the job fair will include social services, health care, natural resources, public services, hospitality and food service, law, manufacturing, construction, child care, information technology, military, transportation and business.

A sampling of careers at the fair includes landscape construction professional, painter, carpenter, drywall installer, office staff, photographer, videographer, wildland firefighter, forest restoration worker, fuels prevention worker, nurse, doctor, engineering projects manager, finance manager, water treatment plant worker, watershed and water quality specialist, utility worker, EMT and paramedic, helicopter pilot, airplane pilot and operators for bulldozers, cranes, tunnel boring machines and forklifts.

Reach Mail Tribune reporter Vickie Aldous at 541-776-4486 or valdous@rosebudmedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @VickieAldous.