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Job fair helps pregnant women and the community

The Bakersfield Pregnancy Center first job fair
Posted at 12:09 AM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 16:45:34-05

The Bakersfield Pregnancy Center has been a supportive resource center for women through their pregnancy for the past 33 years.

"We feel strongly that our clients should have every opportunity possible to know what's going on in the Bakersfield community. But we also believe that there is a community out there that doesn't know what's going on with hiring agencies. How to apply for a job? How to write a good resume? How to prepare for an interview?  So we wanted to open it up to the community as well," said Julie Sepulveda, community outreach coordinator, Bakersfield Pregnancy Center. 

On Oct. 23, it hosted its first job and resource fair for its clients and the community. If you didn't get a chance to attend, here is the list of resources for those looking for a job. 

Express Employment Professionals

A company that is free for job applicants. Suki Mahal, a recruiting specialist Express Employment Professionals, says that the application process is free and there is no placement fee. She recommends to fill out the online application.

If there is not a job available at the moment, Mahal says they will keep your application on file. 


Dress for Success

Dress for Success mission is to Empower the economic independence of women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and life. 
The organization helps women prepare for an interview by offering several services: 

  • Profession Suiting
  • Professional Writing
  • Interview Coaching and Job Retention Skills
  • Career Counseling and Development
  • Power Networking

Kern County Superintendent of School

Offers a variety of community services for families here in Bakersfield. Rolando Hernandez a facilitator with the Foster Youth Services said, it's a one-stop-shop. Check out their website for more information about programs and services. 

Companies looking for jobs:

Census Bureau: Looking for around 300 jobs. Visit the website for more. 

UCLA Early Head Start Program: Bringing new jobs to the Bakersfield area to start a local Early Head Start Program.