More than 2,000 jobs opened at Fall JobFest

Posted at 8:18 AM, Sep 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-17 11:18:24-04

The Department of Human Services will be hosting their inaugural Fall JobFest, Thursday morning.

The job fair will focus on retailers who are looking to hire for the holiday season, but there will also be employers for government and corporate jobs available.

According to organizers, there are 150 local companies offering more than 2,000 positions.

This job fair comes at a time when Kern County's unemployment rate is still high. Currently, the unemployment rate is about 10 percent, well above the national average of 5.1 percent and the state average of 6 percent.

Job seekers are asked to bring at least 50 copies of their resumes and dress to impress. 

The Fall JobFest begins at 9 a.m. to noon at the Rabobank Convention Center at 1001 Truxtun Avenue.