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Rocklin High hosts inaugural job fair

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RHS job fair

When: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 (workshops 6:16-7:45 p.m.; job fair 7:45-9 p.m.)

Where: Rocklin High School gym and theater, 5301 Victory Lane

Info: $10 per student (on sale March 11-13 during break and lunch; must attend workshop to gain admittance into fair

Info: Randy Gregg,

(916) 257-2511

Students tired of “hitting a brick wall” when job-hunting can get helpful advice from employers at Rocklin High School’s inaugural job fair, set for March 13.

Workshops will cover interview techniques, dress code, interview pitfalls and selling yourself. Local businesses that hire students will be present to discuss their employment opportunities – full-time, part-time, summer jobs and internships.

“We wanted to provide the students in the area training on the interview process and how to get a job,” said Randy Gregg, a representative of the Boosters Club, which will host the fair. “We heard a lot of students and parents complain that the students could not find employment, so we decided it would be a good idea to match up local businesses with the students.”

Employers who have job openings are encouraged to attend the fair; there is not cost for booths. The job fair will allow them to inform students what job opportunities are available and how they can apply. Before the job fair, Rocklin High School will provide a free workshop to employers on what they should know about work permits for students.

Gregg said a wide variety of employers have already signed up, including Sunsplash, California Family Fitness, OMG Yogurt, Sports Authority and Big Spoon. There will also be information on internships with Kaiser and Sen. Jim Nielson, and students can talk about military careers with representatives from the Army and Marines.

One of the biggest challenges students face when job-hunting, Gregg said, is lack of experience.

“The students from the high schools are some of the brightest and hardworking kids in the state, as you can tell from their test scores,” he said. “They just need an opportunity to prove it in the workplace.”

For more information, or to sign up for a booth, contact Randy Gregg at (916) 257-2511 or rgregg@starstream.net.