Come to the Diversity Career and Job Fair at MHCC April 1

Posted: February 28, 2014

The Mt. Hood Community College Career Planning and Counseling Center (CPCC), in partnership with Worksource Portland Metro East and the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce, is hosting the 2014 Diversity Career and Job Fair, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., April 1, in the MHCC gym.

This year’s presenting sponsor is Verizon Wireless, which offers benefits to employees such as tuition reimbursement for college coursework and increased pay for bilingual employees. Oregon Health and Sciences University, the workshop sponsor for the fair, will offer training on “Maximizing the appeal of your personal brand: Strategies and tools for the OHSU application process.”

The Diversity Career and Job Fair is presented in partnership with MHCC’s Employer Partnership Committee, Veteran Services and the Diversity and Access Committee, as well as the college’s new Diversity Resource Center (located in the Student Union and open to the public).

Lots of Employers will be Present

The fair offers MHCC students, MHCC alumni, high school students and community members an opportunity to meet with employers who are hiring for great full-time and part-time careers. A few of the employer participants include Banfield Pet Hospital, Bridgetown Natural Foods, Central City Concern, FedEx, Kaiser Permanente, KOIN TV, Marquis Companies, Metro, Mt. Hood Community College, New Seasons Market, Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), Oregon Tradeswomen, Portland General Electric, Portland Police Bureau, TriMet, US Bank and Verizon Wireless.

“The fair will engage MHCC’s diverse student body, alumni and surrounding community,” says Bhaktirose Dawdy, Career and Academic Group Advising coordinator. “Employers will be especially interested in diverse candidates that are bilingual, bicultural, veterans, all ages and experienced or have completed coursework in diverse career fields.”  

MHCC is located at 26000 S.E. Stark St. in Gresham. The gym is conveniently accessed from 17th St., just east of Kane Rd./257th Ave. Parking is free on all MHCC campuses.

Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability may contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or Please contact the office at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability.

For more information about participating in the Diversity Career and Job Fair as a job-seeker or employer, please visit or contact Bhaktirose Dawdy, Career and Academic Group Advising coordinator, at 503-491-7526 or at

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