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High Tech Maui
Holiday Career Fair

Updated 08:28 AM HST, December 26, 2011
Posted 01:27 PM HST, December 9, 2011

The County of Maui’s Department of Personnel Services provides information about jobs available throughout Maui County. Photo courtesy of MEDB.

By Sonia Isotov

Kama‘aina job seekers living or going to school on the mainland will have a perfect opportunity to meet with employers from top Maui high tech companies at the 10th Annual High Tech Maui Holiday Career Fair.

The Fair is scheduled for Thursday, December 29 and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Maui Economic Development Board’s Ke Alahele Center located in the Maui Research and Technology Park in Kihei.

Job seekers can meet with technology employers on the island and discuss job requirements face-to-face. Attendees will find a high demand for Information Technology (IT) and GIS/GPS professionals, as well as engineering and research positions.

Job seeker speaks to Kama`aina Careers Founder & President, Jon Sakurai Horita (on the right). Kama`aina Careers is also a Co-Sponsor of the HTM Career Fair. Photo courtesy of MEDB.

At the same time, Maui-based companies have the opportunity to relay company information to skilled kama‘aina attending mainland colleges, former residents and current residents. The networking can lead to lucrative internships or even permanent positions.

Since the Holiday Career Fair began in 2002, nearly 800 applicants have submitted resumes, resulting in a growing number of success stories over the years.

Companies that have regularly participated in the Fair include:

• Akimeka
• The Boeing Company
• Workforce Development Division
• Maui High Performance Computing Center
• Ardent MC
• Oceanit
• Pacific Disaster Center
• And more

Interested jobseekers are invited to pre-register online and/or upload their resume for employer review at www.womenintech.com.

For more information, contact Mapu Quitazol at 808.875.2343 or email mapu@medb.org. Co-sponsored by Kama‘aina Careers and The Maui News, MEDB’s Holiday Career Fair is funded in part by the US Department of Labor and the County of Maui.

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