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Hundreds attend NMC Career Fair

THE Career Fair hosted by Northern Marianas College helped not only its students but others in the community as well.

Students  register at the entrance of the Career FairStudents register at the entrance of the Career Fair

A job applicant signs up at the Marianas Health booth.A job applicant signs up at the Marianas Health booth.

Brandon Nicolas of the Public School System answers inquiries from two students.Brandon Nicolas of the Public School System answers inquiries from two students.
Joseph Lisua, 27 and unemployed for three years now, said the event gave him a chance to find a job.

“I want to work as a warehouse worker,” he said, because he only finished high school and had no office experience.

He submitted an application to YCO Corp., Triple J Saipan, Pacific Islands Club and Hyatt Regency.

“This is a good method because it is easier for applicants to apply for jobs,” he said, referring to the Career Fair which started at 9 a.m. in Room D1 at NMC.

Hundreds of students and community members signed in to meet prospective employers.

The Room D1 was jam-packed with job seekers.The Room D1 was jam-packed with job seekers.Among the participating companies were J.C. Tenorio Enterprises, Pacific Islands Club, Commonwealth Utilities Corporation, CNMI Head Start Program, Public School System, Pacifica Insurance, Northern Marianas College-Human Resources, College Access Challenge Grant, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Triple J Saipan, Marianas Health, YCO Corporation, Employment Services and the Workforce Investment Agency, Hyatt Regency, Sorensen Media Group, CDI Workforce Development, Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority, DFS Saipan and the CNMI Office of Personnel Management.

The Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence was provided information about itself and its goals.

Brother and sister Rafael Tudela and Lucy Elenzano from As Perdido said they were hoping to get a job and are willing to be trained.

Job applicants at the DFS Saipan booth talk with the company’s human resources specialistJob applicants at the DFS Saipan booth talk with the company’s human resources specialist“It’s really hard to get job if it requires experience. But some employers offer training to applicants,” Elenzano said.

Duty Free Saipan human resource specialist Amanda Sablan said they told applicants to regularly check the company’s website for job openings.

DFS also gave applicants contact numbers and information about the company, she added.

The DFS booth provided cookies and chocolates to prospective applicants.

Marianas High School graduating students Maria Zinampan and Rizzalyn Janairo said they are interested in a summer job.

Zinampan is an on-the-job trainee at PHI while Janairo is training as an assistant teacher at William S. Reyes Elementary School.

“We hope the companies will offer summer jobs for new high school graduates,” Janairo said.

YCO office manager Maria Terlage said she received 33 applications in the first 20 minutes.

“The turnout is every good,” she said, adding they will evaluate the applications and contact the applicants for interviews.