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DSC_3102Job Fair celebrates third year

Though chilly temperatures kept some folks at home, about 100 job-seekers still came out for CIRI’s third annual Shareholder Job and Resource Fair on Jan. 29. The fair brought shareholders and descendants together with a variety of CIRI-affiliated companies, nonprofits and other non-CIRI businesses and organizations looking for promising new employees. The event featured 25 vendors from a variety of sectors.

“I talked with shareholders a lot about entry-level positions and training opportunities,” says Beverly Willmon, who represented Southcentral Foundation at the job fair. “Last year was a little busier—I talked with job-hunters all day long. I think the colder weather kept people away.”

Two days prior to the fair, shareholders and descendants honed their job-hunting skills and polished their resumes at the second annual CIRI Shareholder Resume Development Workshop, held in collaboration with Cook Inlet Tribal Council. Once again, CIRI employees held a professional clothing drive to provide fair attendees with job-appropriate attire.