County's Department of Human Services holds annual "Jobfest"

More than 90 employers expected to be hiring

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Kern County's Department of Human Services will hold their annual "Jobfest" Tuesday morning.

90 employers will be on hand with more than 1,000 jobs expected to be up for grabs.

The event goes from 9am till noon at the Marriott located at 801 Truxtun Avenue in downtown Bakersfield and is free to the public.

23ABC spoke with business owner Rick Kreiser about what kind of employees he's looking for.

Kreiser said, "if you've got something to say to me, say it well and say it well in writing as well because that may be the only impression I get from you."

According to DHS, Bakersfield's unemployment rate is resting at 9.5% which is just above California's average and nearly 2% higher than the national average.

Job-seeker Amy Gafford said she is keeping an open mind to jump back into the work force.

"I'm at this point willing to broaden my horizons so to speak and see what they have to offer and just fill out a bunch of applications and hope for the best", Gafford said.

DHS will be holding another "Jobfest" Wednesday morning in Lake Isabella from 9am till noon.

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