Job Fair Attendees

CIRI Shareholder Job and Resource Fair

When: Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: First Floor Conference Center of the Fireweed Business Center, 725 E. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage, AK
Questions: Contact CIRI’s Human Resources department at (907) 274-8638.

New and gently used professional clothing and accessories for men and women will be available to assist shareholders and descendants in promoting a professional first impression when seeking potential employment opportunities.


CIRI shareholders, please bring your shareholder identification cards.

CIRI descendants are asked to bring either their CIRI descendant identification card or Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB). Click here to learn how to obtain a CIRI descendant identification card. To obtain a CDIB, contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs at 3601 C Street, Suite 1258, Anchorage, Alaska, 99503, telephone (907) 271-4477, toll-free 1-800-645-8465 or fax (907) 271-4090.


Parking is available in the Fireweed Business Center parking lot.

Tips for Attending the Job Fair

  1. Have a pen/pencil and paper available for notes.
  2. Bring resumes and a folder to hold your job-search materials.
  3. Take the time to find out what companies will be represented before the day of the career fair.
  4. Research information about the participating companies and organizations prior to approaching the recruiters. Use the Internet, news sources and career fair materials to learn about the companies’ booths you plan to visit. You can impress a recruiter by knowing about his or her company and being able to discuss its current situation.
  5. Use time wisely. Determine where employers are located and in what order to visit them. Focus on three companies that you are truly interested in.
  6. Broaden your focus and include many types of employers. For instance, you may not have considered working for a hospital, but hospitals recruit and hire professionals in many different fields (e.g., management, information systems and health care).
  7. Be aware of time demands on employers. Do not monopolize an employer’s time. Ask specific questions and offer to follow up after the fair, as appropriate.
  8. Be direct. Introduce yourself, including your name and career interests. If you are job-seeking, state the type of position in which you are interested. If you are gathering information, let employers know that you are only interested in materials and information. Remember to use good eye contact and a firm handshake.
  9. Make sure you learn from the recruiter employment and/or hiring trends, skills necessary for different jobs, current openings, salary, benefits, training and other information about the organization. Also make sure you know whom to contact for follow-up discussions.
  10. Ask the employer for the next steps in the recruitment process and try to obtain the recruiter’s business card for follow-up discussions/correspondence.

Attendee Resources

If you are contacted for an interview, please review these attendee resources:

Confirmed Vendors

  • Ahtna
  • Alaska Job Corps.
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Bering Straits Native Corporation
  • Bristol Bay Native Corporation
  • Calista
  • Cook Inlet Housing Authority
  • The CIRI Foundation
  • CIRI/Alaska Native Hire
  • CIRI Services Corporation
  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council – Employment & Training
  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council – Institutional Advancement
  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council Resume Workshop – 2 booths
  • Crowley
  • Elwood Staffing
  • GCI
  • Hope Community Resources
  • NANA Development Corporation
  • NANA Management Services
  • North Wind Group
  • PetroStar
  • Southcentral Foundation
  • Stantec Engineering