STATE'S SECOND ANNUAL REVERSE JOB FAIR BRINGS POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS TO YOUNG ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES AT THE STATE CAPITOL
Young adults with disabilities had a golden opportunity to highlight their skills and land their first jobs at the state’s second annual Reverse Job Fair at the Hawai‘i State Capitol on October 29.
The 77 candidates stationed at individual booths had the chance to meet with human resource representatives from 93 local companies, state, city and county departments and agencies. They included Aloha Gas, Central Pacific Bank, CVS/Longs, Hard Rock Café, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaiian Electric, Hawaiian Telcom, Hilton Hotels, Queens Medical Center, Y. Hata, YMCA, the University of Hawai‘i, the state Departments of Human Resources, Agriculture, Taxation and Transportation.
“The goal of building a diverse workforce is made easier for businesses through this reverse job fair. This event gives our young adults with disabilities the exclusive opportunity to connect with potential employers, showcase their abilities and value and find meaningful employment,” said Sen. Donna Mercado Kim, co-chair, Legislative Host Committee.
The annual Reverse Job Fair is made possible through a partnership between the Office of the Governor, Hawai‘i State Legislature and five state departments, and is held in the month of October which is National Disability Employment Awareness month.
The event is sponsored by 1132 Café, the state Department of Accounting and General Services, Hawai‘i Sheet Metal Workers Union, Legislative Host Committee, Lt. Gov. Josh Green, Victor Lim – McDonald’s Fort Street Mall and United Laundry Services.