San Jose: Media Advisory: San José Career Day - June 23, 2022, 11 a.m.
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CONTACT
Elisabeth Handler, Public Information Manager, Office of Economic Development & Cultural Affairs (OEDCA)
408-535-8168; elisabeth.handler@sanjoseca.gov

Jennifer Duffourg, Bloom Energy
Jennifer.Duffourg@bloomenergy.com

Esmeralda Bautista, Office of Mayor Liccardo
esmeralda.bautista@sanjoseca.gov

Details:
What:
work2fututre, the City of San José, and Bloom Energy are presenting San José Career Day as a public-private partnership. The FREE career fair features more than 20 employers looking to help local residents find quality jobs. At the San José Career Day, job seekers can make a great first impression in-person without any technological barriers.
When:
Thursday, June 23, 2022
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where:Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San José
Surface lot parking is available

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Easy access by VTA bus
Who:Available for questions or interviews on the day of the event:
  • Sam Liccardo, San José Mayor
  • Vice-Mayor Charles "Chappie" Jones
  • Councilmembers Sylvia Arenas, Magdalena Carrasco, and David Cohen
  • Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez
  • Bloom Energy Executive Vice President Carl Guardino
Participating employers:
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Bank of America
  • Bloom Energy
  • California Water Service
  • City of San José
  • County of Santa Clara
  • Fujifilm Dimatix
  • Intermolecular
  • Jabil
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • KinderCare
  • Lumentum
  • Olympus
  • Rambus
  • Regional Medical Center
  • Santa Clara County Health Services
  • San José Fire Department
  • San José Sharks
  • San José Water Company
  • Synaptics
  • Valley Water
  • Zoll Medical
Background:"As San José and workers recover from the economic impacts of COVID, it's vital we use every chance to connect job-seeking residents with our many local companies to match their skills and talents to exciting new opportunities," said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo. "I'm proud of the City of San José's collaboration with work2future, Bloom Energy, and the other participating employers for the latest Career Day and for the ongoing efforts of businesses to invest in our talented workforce."

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"Bloom Energy intends to add more than 300 manufacturing, engineering, finance and supply chain positions in the San José area over the next six months," says Carl Guardino, Bloom Energy's executive vice president. "While some California employers may be going, Bloom Energy is growing -- offering well-paying careers for a clean, resilient energy future. Our employees make lives better in this community by building clean technology that improves our air quality, uses almost no water and provides critical protection against rolling blackouts and power shutoffs."

Additional background from the Labor Market Report | work2future June Board Meeting



Current employment stats:
  • 6/17/22: California Employment Development Department released numbers for May 2022. Santa Clara County Unemployment Rate was 1.8% — indicating approximately 20,000 local residents are looking for jobs.
  • work2future data indicates that more than 50,000 positions are open countywide.

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