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November 13, 2017

Aguilar Announces 60 Local Job Seekers Hired As Result of 3rd Annual Jobs Fair

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that 60 Inland Empire residents were able to find employment as a result of his San Bernardino Jobs Fair, which was held in August. The event featured employers from throughout San Bernardino County, and was attended by over 300 local job seekers.

“I was thrilled to learn that this event led to so many members of our community finding employment,” said Aguilar. He continued, “One of my top priorities has always been looking out for middle class families in the Inland Empire, and I’m proud that this jobs fair has helped so many families find a reliable source of income.”

Some attendees, like Shanta Skipper from Rialto, were able to get hired on the spot. “The Boys and Girls Club hired me right then and there. It’s been a really great place to work,” she said.

Andrea from San Bernardino was happy to find part-time employment with Burlington Distribution Center. She commented, “There were so many options, so I knew I’d find something. I have kids, so this is exactly what I was looking for.”

When asked if he had any advice for future job seekers, Ernie Llerena of San Bernardino said, “I would bring more resumes. There were so many employers that I wanted to apply to, so I would definitely be prepared for all the options.”

Rep. Aguilar has now hosted three jobs fairs for Inland Empire residents, resulting in a total of 156 hires. His jobs fair series is part of a broader effort to help San Bernardino County residents find jobs. Earlier this year, Aguilar introduced the On-the-Job Training Tax Credit of 2017, a bill to help offset the costs of training new employees for local businesses, and his bill to help connect military service members with local transportation jobs passed the House of Representatives in June.