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Overview of the Orange County Job Fair

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Saddleback High School had hundreds of students and adults in attendance for the OC Job Fair.

The city of Santa Ana recently partnered with SAUSD to run a job fair at Saddleback High School. The fair had prominent businesses, government jobs, and several charities. They also had numerous offerings and enticed several of our own Segerstrom students.

The event had over seventy companies and representatives from all over Orange County. It offered positions to both high school students and adults. Ten government agencies from Newport Beach, Orange, Santa Ana, and Long Beach compiled their offerings into their website governmentjobs.com. The website is a more streamlined method for anyone to use. The site ranges from offering highly qualified jobs to entry-level positions for high school students. These booths helped provide more opportunities in government.

Other careers offered were related to the medical field, broadcasting, hospitality, security, technology, and aquatics. The fair showed the vast amount of career opportunities for students to discover.

“I believe the job fair was a wonderful experience to expose yourself to the many opportunities that are being currently offered in our community.” Jason Jaimes (11) commented. “I liked the info that was handed out as well as the advice given to me to better prepare myself.”

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The variety of representatives all offered advice and guidance to the attendees. There were even booths that represented California Senator Tom Umberg and Santa Ana Mayor Valerie Amezcua. All of the representatives were glad to discuss the process of working toward their desired career.

“The job fair had many opportunities for both students and community members who are interested in finding employment.” Gabrial Flores (12) stated. “While not every job was meant for students, a good portion offered flexibility for people between sixteen to twenty-five [years old].”

Attendees were glad some booths prioritized part-time jobs and aimed to hire high schoolers. Due to the handful of adults in attendance, the fair had offerings of full-time work. Nevertheless, the fair was a learning experience for everyone.

“My overall experience was a positive one because of how well-organized the event was,” Flores remarked. “On a positive note, they even held a raffle which included a $100 gas card and iPads.”

The event was extremely coordinated, with a booth for free headshots and a raffle. Along with all of the helpful information from the representatives, the attendee raffle ended the event on a positive note. Although the OC Job Fair has already ended, it is one of the many ways Segerstrom students can be introduced to the workforce.

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