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May 18, 2011

For Immediate Release

For additional information: 

Barbara Kerr, APR
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing

Telephone:  360-992-2921

Email:  bkerr@clark.edu

Supporting a “healthy” job market

On June 1, Clark College will host a Health Careers Job Fair
for students and members of the community

VANCOUVER, Wash. – With demand for health care workers projected to increase during this decade, Clark College will host a Health Careers Job Fair on Wednesday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Clark’s Gaiser Student Center.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry, largely in response to rapid growth in the elderly population. Additionally, the bureau projects that 10 of the 20 fastest growing occupations will be related to health care.  The statistics are included in the 2010-2011 edition of the Career Guide to Industries.

The event is free and open to students and members of the community.  No registration is required.   Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.  Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps.

Career Services Director Edie Blakley said, “Visitors will have the opportunity to network with area employers.  They’ll be able to meet with industry professionals in a relaxed atmosphere, asking questions about current jobs as well as future openings.”  Blakley added, “We are encouraging guests to bring resumes and dress for success since they’ll be meeting with potential employers.”

The list of participants grows daily.  Companies currently scheduled to attend include Carolee’s at Ridgefield, Cascade Park Care Center, Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, Kool Smiles, Net Rx, Northwest Natural Products, Prestige Care, Southwest Medical Group, Synergy Home Care and Vancouver Radiologists.

For updated information, visit http://www.clark.edu/student_services/employment/fair.php or call 360-992-2902.

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EDITOR’S NOTE:   Additional information about the outlook for health care jobs is available on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website at http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs035.htm.