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YVCC Helping Students Find Jobs

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Yakima Valley Community College criminal justice department is helping students find jobs in local law enforcement. YVCC hosted its 7th annual Job Fair today to help students network and find career opportunities for when they graduate.

"We're all looking for people and hopefully the people are looking for jobs and hopefully we can make some good matches," said Yakima County Sheriff Lt. Max James.

Law enforcement agencies from all over Central Washington were at YVCC today for the criminal justice career fair. Some of the agencies even had specific positions they were looking to fill.

"We're going to be posting a job for deputy coming up in the next day or two so this is perfect timing for us," said Lt. James.

Not only does this job fair help current students, but some YVCC graduates came back today to take advantage of these job opportunities from right here in the valley.

"I'm here for the summer, but I've been looking for jobs and it's been really successful in helping people find jobs," said YVCC graduate Yvonia Ayala.

Yvonia helped work the job fair when she was still attending YVCC she says she saw many students come away from the fair with jobs.

"There were a couple of graduates who got jobs one is working for YPD now and then one is working for the Dept of Corrections in Yakima County," said Ayala. Another graduate came back to the fair, not looking for a job, but just to network with people in the business.

"It's helped me a lot. I've met a lot of people, not only through my job, but through here at the last couple of career expos," said YVCC graduate Domingo Alcala.