Career Opportunities will be in abundance at one of the region’s largest job fairs.  Over 90 employers will be on hand Thursday, October 12, 2006 in Auburn.  The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High Street, in Auburn. It is free to both employers and job seekers.
The job fair is hosted by Business Advantage Network; a coalition of workforce development agencies throughout Placer County providing job services to both employers and job seekers.  All of the network’s services to businesses and job seekers are free. The Business Advantage Network sponsors two free job fairs each year.  More than 90 businesses and 3,000 job seekers attended the fall job fair in Auburn last year. This event featured over 1,000 available jobs.

There will be internet access on site for applicants who want to fill out paperwork and turn it in to would-be employers immediately.  This will speed the hiring process for companies that only have on-line application processes.

Sponsors of the October 12th Job Fair include Gold Country Media, Placer County Office of Economic Development, and the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce.
“This is an outstanding opportunity for Placer County businesses to connect with people from throughout the region seeking job opportunities,” Placer County Economic Development Director David Snyder said.  “This event gives everyone from students graduating from high school or college, to those people looking for career advancement, an opportunity to see the great jobs available in Placer County and the surrounding region.”

This highly successful event draws thousands of skilled job applicants from throughout the region.  Participating employers represent a variety of industries including manufacturing, high-tech, healthcare, education, retail, and government.  Confirmed companies and government agencies include Caltrans, City of Roseville, Esurance, First Data, Northstar At Tahoe, Placer County, Thunder Valley Casino and Union Pacific Railroad. 

For more information, call Cindy Burris at 530-889-4090. A list of employers that plan to participate in the October 12th job fair is available online at

*Placer County