published on December 12, 2017 - 1:55 PM
Written by David Castellon

The Visalia Economic Development Corp. will host a job fair Jan. 9 while the Central Valley Career and Resource Expo is planned for Jan. 25 at the Tachi Palace casino near Lemoore.

The first event will run from 8-11 a.m. at Fresno Pacific University’s Visalia campus at 245 N. Plaza Dr.

Participating businesses seeking workers will include the County of Tulare, Hilti, VWR, Fresno Pacific University, VF, Electric Motor Shop, Visalia Ceramic Tile, Seals Construction, Jostens, the Visalia Marriott hotel, USA Staffing and California Water Service

This is the second job fair coordinated by the VEDC, with the first held back in April.

Membership in the VEDC is required in order to participate as an employer.

For more information, call Nancy Lockwood at 733-3737 or email her at

Meanwhile, California Sen. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, is seeking employers interested in participating in the fourth annual Career and Resource Expo, which will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the casino.

Vidak is co-sponsoring the event — which featured 85 employers last year — along with Coca-Cola and Tachi Palace.

That event will include career development workshops for people seeking work. Topics will include:

  •  Job interviewing
  •  Resume reviews, writing and online posting, along with discussion on the employers’ perspective
  •  Social networking and job search strategy
  •  Dressing for success

“With high unemployment in the Valley, my goal is to connect people looking for a job with employers who have current job openings,” Vidak said in a press release. “If you are an employer with jobs to fill, I hope you will attend this event.”

For more information on the Expo to if you’re an employer wishing to participate, call Claudia Salinas at Vidak’s Hanford district office at 585-7161 or email her at

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