Callie Force, from Camp Galileo,
said the job faire was a success.
By Karen Mui, Courier Staff Writer
Pictures by Jennifer Torres, Courier Staff Writer
Both employers and job seekers came out to Logan with high expectations for the recent Job-O Expo.
For the organizations that set up their booths in Colt court last Thursday, associates hoped to find interested and eligible students for open job positions. This created a very effective event, as many Logan students were equally optimistic, hoping to find suitable jobs for the approaching summer.
Circulating through the rows of tables, including ones set up by associations such as the Courtyard Residence Inn, Union City Leisure Services, Great America, 1st United Services, Union City Library, Dry‑wall Apprenticeship, many were not surprised to find the miscellaneous knick‑knacks being distributed to charm the likes of students. The Army was a crowd favorite with their pull‑up bar, enticing students to compete for various prizes. Though many people found the free food and items more pleasing than the actual purpose of the employers, the appeal was able to lead some students to actually sign‑up and receive information from the employers.
Dana Johnson, of Project Eden
“I guess it’s like a win‑win situation for the students and the organizers,” says Sophia Huang, a Logan senior. “Students get the free stuff, and the people behind the tables get to find possible candidates to hire.”
For a handful of students, however, the job faire was all business. A few were spotted in the crowds dressed up with resumes in hand, and ready to speak to employers.
In addition to the many organizations at the faire, a few tables were set up by businesses who weren’t actually hoping to find job‑seekers, but rather, just high school students in general.
Project Eden, a youth‑oriented program, showed up to the faire to provide information to high school students.
“We’re here to offer students drug and alcohol preventative information,” says Dana Johnson, one of the Project Eden affiliates. “As these kinds of problems continue to rise in high schools like this one, we’re really hoping we can offer services to educate as well as counsel students and deter the use of any kinds of drugs.”
By the end of 5th period lunch, many organizers were content with the numerous amounts of signatures on their sign‑up sheets, proving the overall success of the faire.
Callie Force, from Camp Galileo, showed her clipboard full of names to The Courier. “I came looking for passionate high‑schoolers who were willing to work or volunteer with kids in our art and science camp. It was definitely a great turnout today.”