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Photos by Isiah REYES Job seekers talk to Hershey reps to learn what opportunities the company might hold for them.

Photos by Isiah REYES
Job seekers talk to Hershey reps to learn what opportunities the company might hold for them.

By Isiah REYES

Hopeful job candidates had their chance to network during HireLive’s career fair at the Pasadena Hilton on Feb. 11.

HireLive is a leading national sales, retail and management recruitment and marketing company specializing in corporate hiring events and candidate career services.

“The importance of this event is helping people get jobs,” said HireLive Account Executive Erin Campeau. “We’re helping [lower] the unemployment rate.”

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The companies represented included Automobile Club of Southern California, Gemini Bio Products, New York Life and NYLife Securities, IOTEC, Hershey’s, Ortho Mattress, Charter Communications, American Solar Direct and Covered California. Most of the companies were looking for candidates to fill positions that included consultants, account executives, retail sales representatives and sales representatives. Many of the companies HireLive works with offer full benefits and 401Ks among other incentives.

“You’re getting a face-to-face interview versus just applying online and having no idea where it goes,” said HireLive Account Manager Steve Flannery. “You’re getting almost immediate feedback.”

Flannery said all the companies present were there to fill a position immediately as opposed to just collecting resumes.

Brandon Cosio of American Solar Direct said he was looking for a candidate who was able to have a conversation and had a go-getter attitude. He said he liked the event because it gave him the opportunity to engage with the community in different ways and to see different types of people.

Upcoming HireLive events in Southern California include the March 11 Los Angeles Job Fair at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Los Angeles; the March 10 San Fernando Valley Job Fair at the Hilton Hotel in Woodland Hills; and the May 7 Pasadena Job Fair at the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel.

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