Job Fair to Help Maui Community Find Work

HONOLULU, May 31, 2016 – Hawaii Energy, the energy conservation and efficiency program for Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties is happy to announce their participation in the WorkSource Maui Job Fair. The Job Fair provides free services to job seekers and employers, including job search assistance, personal career planning services, training opportunities, available to all Maui residents.  UH-Maui will host the Job Fair from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, in the Pa’ina building, located at 310 W. Ka’ahumanu Avenue.  Admission is free to all job seekers.

Hundreds of job seekers across Maui are expected to attend the Job Fair to network and find new prospects. The Job Fair provides the opportunity to meet with over 80 employers and organizations in a variety of industries and learn about community-support agencies and resources.  Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their resumes.

 “We created the Job Fair with Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) and Makena Resort in mind.” says, Elaine Young, Development Division Administrator. “We are hopeful it will provide opportunities for both them and their family members to find new work.”

The Job Fair is a partnership of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) Workforce Development WorkSource Maui, University of Hawaii-Maui College, Maui Economic Opportunity, Maui Chamber of Commerce, Maui Job Service Employer Committee and County of Maui. 

Hawaii Energy is providing assistance by distributing FREE energy-saving kits to job fair attendees.

The energy-saving kits are valued at $56, and can help households save up to $90 in electricity costs or 376 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year[1]. It includes one advanced power strip, two 10-watt A19 LED bulbs (60-watt equivalents, which are used in many common household fixtures), one low-flow showerhead with massage and pause features, and three low-flow faucet aerators.  The devices in the kit can help reduce energy and save water at home - since saving hot water also saves electricity used for water heating.

“We have been very thankful for the show of support the community has shown our employees during this transition, and thank Hawaii Energy for stepping forward and putting this program together.  Financial support in the form of energy savings kits is a meaningful contribution that has a direct and immediate benefit for our employees. – Rick Volner, Plantation General Manager”

For more information about the job fair, go to www.labor.hawaii.govor call 808-984-2091.

[1] Estimated savings are based on 24 cents per kWh on Maui.