Recession Inspires Creative Responses: NHSoCal's "Reverse Job Fair" Comes to Culver City
New Horizons of Southern California, the world's largest IT training company, will host a "Reverse Job Fair" in Culver City on Sept. 9. Job-seekers will display their skills at booths, while prospective employers can choose which candidates to visit.
Reverse Job Fair PRLog (Press Release) - Aug 26, 2011 - New Horizons of Southern California, the world's largest IT training company, brings its popular "Reverse Job Fair" to its Culver City location on September 9. Unlike the traditional job fair, in which companies set up booths to market themselves to job candidates, at NHSoCal the job-seeker stays put while employers move about the venue to check out their options.
The event is part of New Horizons' Job Placement Program, a service the company provides to match its newly-trained students with business clients needing to fill job positions. A fairly recent addition to NHSoCal's offerings, its Placement Services have quickly become one of the company's most sought-after features. The program has attracted such corporate giants as AT&T, Time Warner, Bank of America, and IBM, as well as state-run entities like UC Irvine and the US Marine Corps.
Undoubtedly, the success of New Horizons' Reverse Job Fairs has been tied to the financial frustrations of individuals and companies alike. As the current economy forces businesses to keep resources lean and costs low, employers are increasingly drawn to the kind of cross-trained individual produced by New Horizons' training.The company offers a broad range of programs in technology and business skills, including Six Sigma, PMP, Microsoft Office, Windows Server, Cisco, Citrix, Red Hat, and VMware.
While job-seekers at the Reverse Job Fair must be graduates of a New Horizons program, the event is open to employers throughout the region, and at no cost. Interested businesses can request information or register at http://nhportals.com/WebSiteForms/SoCalForms/JobFairEmpl .... For more information on NHSoCal's programs, course offerings, or other free services, visit http://www.nhsocal.com/.
NHSoCal is a software and technology training company offering classes on subjects like Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, Adobe, Citrix, and Red Hat. The SoCal branch has been in business since 1997, but New Horizons Worldwide has operated since 1982. The SoCal group is headquartered in Anaheim and has locations in Culver City, Burbank, San Bernardino, and San Diego. NHSoCal instructors are required to have multiple years of teaching and technology experience as well as to maintain current certifications in all major IT and software fields. The company works largely with other businesses to train employees, but it also has programs for individual students who fund their own training or who enroll with government sponsorship.