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Neighborhood Job Trade Fair scheduled Saturday at David Douglas High School

A neighborhood job trade fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, in the gymnasium of David Douglas High School, 1001 S.E. 135th Ave.

The Portland Police Bureau East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team is playing host to the event.

Members of local trade unions will be on hand presenting a variety of job opportunities and information on how to become employed in a variety of trades.

The minimum requirement for potential candidates is a valid driver's license and transportation. Past personal history will not be a limiting factor in gaining employment opportunities.

This neighborhood job trade fair will present an opportunity for people to learn about various trades, what tools are necessary, what certifications are needed, and what may disqualify candidates from employment.

The goal of the job trade fair is to foster economic opportunity, create income opportunities that promote confidence, increase the availability of vocationally-competent workers for employers, and to strengthen the community capacity to contribute to neighborhood economic development.

The David Douglas School District serves one of the largest immigrant and diverse populations in Oregon. This neighborhood trade fair, being held at a convenient location, hopes to encourage participation and provide opportunities to some of Portland's newest residents.

The concept of the job trade fair was developed by East Precinct NRT officers, who will be at the event developing community relationships.

For more information about this community event, contact Officer Ryan Mele via email at ryan.mele@portlandoregon.gov.

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