Subject: FW: Job Fair in Sacramento - June 11

From: Elaine Smith
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 1:02 PM
To: 'personnelofficers@gov.ca.gov'
Subject: Job Fair in Sacramento - June 11

 

On Thursday, June 11, we’re holding a job fair at Cal Expo to allow State employees in danger of layoff to meet with representatives from departments with vacancies to fill (primarily non-General Fund). The event will run from 9 am to 3 pm.

 

Please inform your employees who received a notice of layoff and/or SROA status that they’re eligible to participate in this job fair and encourage them to do so. Provide each of them a copy of the attached letter from DPA Director Dave Gilb. The letter includes directions to the site and explains what they need to bring. We also will post more information on DPA’s website to help them prepare.

 

You must provide reasonable release time (“administrative time off”) for employees to attend the fair. That applies regardless of where the employee currently works. However, this fair targets job openings in the Sacramento region, so we expect it to attract mainly employees here and from nearby counties. Employees coming to the fair from outside the area must travel at their own expense. The State will not be able to pick up any of those expenses.

 

We’re expecting representatives from as many as 60 departments to be on site to accept applications and interview qualified candidates. Staff will be on hand to help direct job seekers to departments with openings for which they’re eligible, and to answer employee questions related to their benefits, transfer eligibility, and other issues that may come up.

 

Later today we’ll post more information on our website identifying hiring departments attending the fair, the classifications for which they’re hiring, and the location of the vacancies they’re filling.

 

For employees facing layoff who are unable to attend this fair, including employees in other parts of the state, we’re preparing an online job fair that we hope to launch within two weeks. That web link will be posted on the DPA and SPB websites. It will list all available vacancies that can be filled with SROA candidates, and provide other search tools to help match qualified SROA candidates with openings they potentially can fill.

 

If you represent one of the hiring departments that will participate in Thursday’s job fair, we’re sending you a separate memo with further information and instructions.

 

Thank you in advance for your help.

 

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Debbie Endsley

Chief Deputy Director

Department of Personnel Administration