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Pacific Media Group Holiday Job Fair, Nov. 1

Pacific Media Group job fair, file photo by Wendy Osher. [1]

Pacific Media Group job fair, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Job seekers have an opportunity to find new employment and explore career paths at the upcoming Holiday Job Fair hosted by Pacific Media Group.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 1, at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center Court in Kahului.  It was rescheduled from Oct. 18 due to Tropical Cyclone Ana.

Event organizer, Charly Espina-Takahama notes that there will be more than 40 participants in the upcoming event.

Some of the employers conducting onsite interviews include: ABC Stores; Aloha Petroleum; Altres Staffing; American Savings Bank; Bayada Habilitation; County of Maui; Crazy Shirts; Enterprise Holdings; Gamestop; GNC; Guess; Hawaii Behavioral Health; Hawaii Job Corps; Hawaii Pizza Hut; Hawaii State Judiciary; Hawaii USA FCU; Hertz-Dollar-Thrifty; Island Grocery Depot; Jamba Juice; Kay Jewelers; Lids; Macy’s; Mandara Spa; Mastercuts; Maui Economic Opportunity; Minit Stop; Monsanto; Na Hoku; Panda Express; Roberts Hawaii; Sears; Sephora; Serendipity; Sunglass Hut; US Army; Vitamin World; Workforce Development/Worksource Maui.

The event is now in its 14th year, and is one of at least two PMG Job Fairs hosted each year during the winter and summer months.

The event comes as Maui recorded a 4.0% unemployment rate in September 2014 [2], up from the 3.9% rate recorded in August, and down from the 5.2% rate reported in September of last year, according to new information released by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

According to the data, there were 638,050 employed and 27,900  unemployed individuals in the state in September, which combines for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 665,950.

***Writer Wendy Osher is the News Director of Pacific Media Group, the parent company of Maui Now.