Looking for Jobs at the Employment Expo
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CREATED Sep. 18, 2013
INDIO -- The 18th annual Valley-wide Job Expo took place in Indio Wednesday morning.
People were looking for that perfect career move, or for some just a new job.
Tatiana Enriquez is working on finding a job.
"I sit here and put resumes everywhere and nothing."
So Tatiana and her friend, Rachel, are shopping for a job at the Employment Expo.
She stops by Mayfield College, where she has an appointment later in the day.
"AT Tech or Medial Assisting."
We take a quick pit stop for copies of Tatiana's resume.
"Can I get seven?"
And we're off, "Okay, let's see where else," said Tatiana.
There's a wide array of work from law enforcement jobs, to resort positions and health care.
"My daughter has epilepsy. Epilepsy. Oh yes, so I think I would be perfect from that," said Tatiana.
Tatiana joins the hundreds of others, searching for jobs with dozens of employers.
"I have my babies I have to provide for. I've got to make sure they've got a roof over their heads."
Armed with resumes, Tatiana canvases the booths.
"Put me on top. There you go, right on top."
Tatiana signed up to sell Avon, but is still hoping for a full-time job.
"There are so many people here, so many people apply so you never know. There's so many of us jobless out here," said Tatiana.
So with fingers crossed Tatiana leaves, hoping this job fair opens doors to a new job.
Finding a job in Riverside County can be more difficult; the latest unemployment rate is for July at 11.1%
That's higher than our neighboring San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties.