The Mount Shasta Chamber is partnering with COS, STEP, and the Yreka Chamber to put businesses and job seekers together at a May 11 job fair. Businesses are encouraged to get involved.

Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jim Mullins wants people to know that there is opportunity here in Siskiyou County, and he’s putting together a Job Fair on May 11 to prove his point.

“Lots of people feel there’s a lack of opportunity in our county. But living wage jobs are available to the right people. People can live here and make a living,” Mullins said.

The Job Fair is scheduled for May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the John Mantle Student Center at the Weed College of the Siskiyous campus. It is designed to “give businesses the opportunity to put themselves in front of a large labor pool,” he reported.

Job seekers can expect to get information about all kinds of available jobs – from part-time summer jobs to full-time jobs in both skilled and unskilled fields.

Mullins said he is sending out “a call to action” for local businesses who want to be part of the Job Fair.

“Space is limited but we have room for more businesses and there is no cost to participate,” he said.

Mercy Medical Center Mount Shasta, Wholesale Solar, Crystal Geyser, the County of Siskiyou, COS, and several fire departments are among the businesses already committed to participate.

College of the Siskiyous, the Yreka Chamber of Commerce, and the Siskiyous Training and Employment Program are partnering with the Mount Shasta Chamber to sponsor the event.

Mullins said he got the idea for a job fair when he saw all the positions advertised in the newspaper.

“Once I started talking to people about it everyone saw the need,” he said.

Mullins encouraged businesses interested in participating to call him at 926-3696.

The student center is Building #1 on the College of the Siskiyous Weed campus. A map of the campus can be downloaded at siskiyous.edu/maps/campusmap.pdf.