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NOVEMBER 27, 2013

Expected sell out of Employer Participant Space at Job and Career Fair

(HONOLULU) — Employers interested in participating in the 2nd Annual Hire Leeward Job and Career Fair should sign up today to secure a table. With less than 20 employer tables still available, this year’s fair is expected to ‘sell out’. Queen’s Medical Center, Central Pacific Bank, JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa and Jamba Juice are just some of the Leeward businesses participating. Hire Leeward will be held at the University of Hawaii – West Oahu on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Honolulu Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine launched the “Hire Leeward” initiative at last year’s job and career fair, which had over 3,000 Leeward job-seekers in attendance competing for over 1,200 job positions solicited by Leeward businesses participating in the event.

“Hire Leeward” is about “Connecting Leeward Residents with Leeward Jobs” through a five year campaign to:

  1. Encourage Leeward residents to seek Leeward jobs;
  2. Reduce traffic congestion to town;
  3. Encourage better coordination with Leeward job employers and job seekers;
  4. Encourage Leeward residents to buy from Leeward companies;
  5. Hold job training events;
  6. Improve the quality of life for Leeward residents.

Employers can take advantage of early-bird registration rates through December 8, 2013 by registering online at or through the Office of Councilmember Kymberly Pine at (808) 768-5001.

Councilmember Pine represents residents of District One (Ewa, Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Honokai Hale, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae, Makaha, Keaau, Makua) and chairs the Intergovernmental Affairs and Human Services Committee.

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