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Hillsboro Chamber leads job finding campaign

The Hillsboro Chamber is a Lead Community Partner in Developing the Job Seekers Support and Networking Group
By Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce,

As a lead partner in the community, the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce has successfully developed Job Seekers Support and Networking.  The free and open program is designed to inform and engage those adversely affected by Oregon’s challenging job market.  By connecting job seekers with available resources, we hope to maintain the area’s competitive advantage of skilled professionals.  Every Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. participants are exposed to various topics of discussion led by local experts and given valuable networking opportunities for professional growth and development. 

“This is easily the most helpful of the networking groups I attend.  The content is always superior and the connection to local business is unique.  Without doubt, it should be copied by the other local chambers.  The Hillsboro Chamber is to be commended for their involvement in providing this service,” said Jeff Smith, program participant, leadership team member and job seeker.  Since the start of the program in June 2009, we have collectively serviced over 1,500 unemployed participants from Hillsboro and beyond including Gresham, Vancouver, McMinnville and St. Helen’s.

WHAT:           Job Seekers Support and Networking Group
WHEN:            Every Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.
TOPICS and DATES:
• May 4:                   “Professional Headshot Photo Day” by Cleve Friedman
• May 11:                 “How to Ace the Interview” by Sean Harry of Career Management Solutions
• May 18:                 “Managing Change and Transition” by Leb Tannenbaum
• May 25:                 “Hillsboro Area Companies, Organizations and Agencies”

WHERE:          Rosesprings Center for the Healing Arts
5215 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Ste. A, Hillsboro, OR 97124
COST:  Free

There is a clear need to support the transitional talent in a time of economic uncertainty.  Daniel Florence, a financial advisor with Waddell & Reed believes that the chamber is providing a valuable community resource and both support the program through sponsorship.  Mr. Florence provides professional services catering to job seekers and is available to offer free advice and guidance.  For more information about this new program, contact Business Development Manager Jon-Michael Kowertz at 503.726.2151 or jonmk@hillchamber.org.

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