KENNEWICK, Wash.-- WorkSource in the Tri-Cities is starting the "Partnerships for Employment" program again. WorkSource stopped the program when the job market slowed down, but says more companies are hiring now.
On Thursday, two different healthcare companies talked about open positions, and a few job seekers got five minutes to present themselves in a "live resume." Other employers and candidates also got a chance to network.
Candice Bluechel, the Business Outreach Manager for WorkSource, says, "It gives the job seeker an opportunity to practice because the most difficult thing to do is talk about yourself."
Teresa Zamora, who's currently looking for a job, says, "I haven't been out and worked for 2 years, so now I want to get back into the field again and get work experience and this taught me a lot."
WorkSource hopes to have these "Partnership for Employment" meetings every other month.