Alliance for Workforce Development hosts virtual job fair

The Alliance for Workforce Development announces the return of its highly successful annual job fair — New Year, New Career!

The New Year, New Career Virtual Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20.

The registration deadline is Thursday, Dec. 31.

The employer registration link is

According to a statement from AWD, “We have consistently seen more than 200 job seekers at each of our events, and we expect a great turn out this year. Due to COVID pandemic, we have moved the event to an easy to use virtual platform that will provide participating employers access to job seekers throughout our six county region (Butte, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties). The virtual job fair platform is easy to use, offers access to multiple recruiters from each business, provides immediate engagement with job seekers and allows recruiters to accept resumes with a click of a button … all at no cost.

“We will provide extensive marketing via social media, radio, digital print, newspaper, chambers, community partners and job seeker outreach.”

Participating employers will be invited to a 30-minute virtual orientation one week prior to the event to ease platform navigation. AFWD staff will be available during the event as well.


Benefits of virtual hiring events

  • Reach and engage with qualified candidates instantly;
  • Provides regional outreach opportunities;
  • Allows multiple recruiters to be engaged;
  • Time management and flexibility benefits for recruiters;
  • Showcase your company and share company culture;
  • Resumes/applications at your fingetips; and
  • “How-To” tutorial to simplify the process.

All of these benefits from the comfort of your own office, home or car.

For more information, call Amy Velazquez at 961-5131 or email