Several hundred job seekers attended the in-person job fair hosted by the University of Guam Career Development Office on Wednesday at UOG Calvo Field House.
The annual Fañomnåkan, or spring, job fair brought together more than 40 employers from sectors such as hospitality and hospitality, catering and catering, banking and insurance, and government and communications. More than 250 people have registered to attend the fair with drop-in reception as well.
Although the job fair is open to the community, it gives students the opportunity to connect with employers who offer internships and allows new graduates to consider options in the job market, said Sallie McDonald. , Program Coordinator and Career Coach for Enrollment Management and Student Success at the UOG Career Development Office.
Edwin Malaga, 27, a resident of Hågat, is looking for a job after graduating from UOG several months ago in business administration.
“Before coming to this fair, I applied to various online businesses and wanted to come to this event to see other opportunities that I can pursue,” he said.
Malaga was interested in marketing and business administration positions and said the show opened his eyes to opportunities at Docomo, Bank of Guam, GTA and Moylan’s Insurance.
“It’s a good event. I hope UOG will have more in the future,” he said.
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The last in-person career fair organized by the university in 2019 brought together more than 600 participants and more than 50 employers.
“This is the first face-to-face job fair we’ve had since the pandemic began, so we’re really happy, and employers were very excited that we hope to finally bring Guam back up to standard. pre-pandemic. We just need to find jobs,” McDonald said.
Luisito Fajardo, 43, a resident of Dededo, said he attended the fair to seek jobs in retail and sales.
Fajardo lost his job in the travel retail industry due to the pandemic and is currently working in construction.
“When I saw this opportunity with over 40 companies, I wanted to see what I could find,” he said.
More information about positions and employers who attended the fair can be found at [email protected]