Free career fair in Palmdale Wednesday

PALMDALE – The South Valley WorkSource Center (SVWSC) will host a free career fair on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Center, located at 38510 Sierra Hwy. in Palmdale.

Scheduled to participate are local employers, training institutes and service organizations. Interested applicants should arrive dressed for success, prepared with their resume, and ready for possible onsite interviews.

“If you are a local business in search of qualified employees and would like to participate in the career fair, please contact the SVWSC at 661-265-7421 and ask to speak to a Business Services Representative, ” said SVWSC’s Lisa Brown.

The SVWSC brings job seekers and employers together in one place and offers no cost, vital workforce development programs and services to the community. Job seekers receive career counseling, assistance securing interviews and employment opportunities, and access to workshops, skills training, computers and job tools.

Businesses receive specialized screening and recruitment services. The center functions to reduce unemployment and positively impact the community through the power of work.

The no-cost services offered at the SVWSC are provided through the Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the City of Palmdale. The WIA provides the framework for a national workforce preparation and employment system. Programs authorized by WIA are provided at the local level to individuals in need of those services, including job seekers, dislocated workers, youth, incumbent workers, veterans, new entrants to the workforce, persons with disabilities and employers.

The City of Palmdale has contracted with Goodwill of Southern California (GSC) as the operating agency for the South Valley WorkSource Center. Last year, GSC served 107,802 individuals with disabilities and vocational disadvantages, including 7,140 businesses, and placed 9,596 people in new jobs through programs and services offered at four WorkSource Centers and 23 job service sites, including three multi-service campuses throughout Los Angeles (north of Rosecrans Ave.), Riverside and San Bernardino counties. GSC supports its mission of “Transforming lives through the Power of Work” through operations at 69 retail stores and 44 attended donation centers. To find a Goodwill location near you, call (888) 4-GOODWILL or visit

For more information, call 661-265-7421 or visit our Web site at