April JobFest events to be held in Taft and Ridgecrest

Employment fair in Taft and Ridgecrest this month
Posted at 12:05 PM, Apr 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 15:37:09-04

In an effort to keep unemployment rates down, the Kern County Department of Human Services is hosting the 2017 JobFest Series, bringing employment opportunities to every region of Kern County.


With Kern County's overall unemployment rate at 10.3 percent, the JobFest series is just one way DHS is working to improve the lives of children and families in Kern County's communities.


The following are events taking place this month:


  • TAFT JobFest takes place on Thursday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at The Historic Fort, 915 N. 10th Street, Taft. Taft's unemployment rate is 6.4 percent.


  • RIDGECREST JobFest will take place on Thursday, April 27 at the Kerr McGee Center, 100 W. California Ave in Ridgecrest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ridgecrest's unemployment rate is 6.7 percent.


Other JobFest events set to take place in Kern County:


  • BAKERSFIELD JobFest will take place on Thursday, May 11 at The Rabobank Convention Center, 1001 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bakersfield's unemployment rate is 8.9 percent.


  • DELANO JobFest will take place on Thursday, June 15 at Cesar Chavez High School, 800 Browning Road, in Delano, from 9 a.m. to noon. Delano's unemployment rate is 11.9 percent.