LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A free Job Fair showcasing a portion of the approximate 10,000 full-time and part-time retail, management, corporate, operations, and sales positions created by the $1 billion revitalization of Westfield Century City will take place at the shopping center (10250 Santa Monica Boulevard) on Friday, June 23rd, and Saturday, June 24th, 2017. On both days, the Job Fair will be open between 10:30 - 11:30 am only for military veterans seeking employment, while general candidates will be welcome between 11:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Among the more than 30 retailers and restaurants participating in the two-day Job Fair are: Gelson's Markets, All Saints, Saje Natural Wellness, H&M, Travis Mathew, Eataly, Cinnabon, Auntie Anne's, Sketchers, Chase Bank, Sugarfina, Randy's Donuts, Abercrombie & Fitch, Papyrus, The Body Shop, Penahligon's, Everytable, Fossil, vineyard vines, Shake Shack, and Microsoft.
In addition to meeting with recruiters from Westfield and the many retailers in attendance, job seekers will also be able to take advantage of free services such as resumé (CV) support and training, as well as special LinkedIn "Rock Your Profile" seminars.
As part of this Job Fair, Westfield is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring our Heroes (HOH) initiative to offer dedicated employment opportunities specifically geared to military veterans and their families— including Guard and Reserve members, transitioning service members, and military spouses.
"Veterans and military spouses represent a tremendous source of talent for employers in communities across the country," said Eric Eversole, Vice President at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and President of Hiring Our Heroes. "We're honored to once again join Westfield to host an event that will connect Los Angeles-area businesses with skilled members of the military community."
During the past five years, Hiring our Heroes has hosted some 1,000 hiring events which have resulted in more than 28,000 military veterans and spouses securing jobs. In addition, HOH has facilitated hundreds of thousands of additional jobs for military veterans and spouses through its other initiatives, programs, and online resources.
Also partnering with Westfield in the two-day Job Fair is the National Retail Federation (NRF) as part of its RISE Up initiative. This new training and credentialing initiative is designed to help people acquire the skills they need to secure jobs in retail and advance into promising careers.
"At the National Retail Federation, we know that retail doesn't just provide first jobs, but opportunities for lifelong careers," said Ellen Davis, Executive Director of the NRF Foundation. "RISE Up helps the people who need it the most, and we are happy to partner with Westfield Century City to help find more of these people a pathway to a career in the retail industry."
"We consider it an honor to make this Job Fair available to area residents and to the military veterans whose service to our nation is so deeply appreciated," said William Hecht, Westfield's Chief Operating Officer. "This event is also an important reminder that the transformation of Westfield Century City is making a valuable contribution to our local economy by creating approximately 10,000 new jobs and generating $1.4 billion in economic output for our community."
ABOUT WESTFIELD CENTURY CITY
Westfield Century City is rewriting the rules of retail with a $1 billion transformation intended to create an open-air L.A. escape like no other. Upon project completion, this will be a 1.2 million square foot destination encompassing more than 200 luxury, contemporary and influencer designer brands, a new three-level flagship Nordstrom featuring its latest design concepts, a completely remodeled three-level Bloomingdale's, a modern new two-level Macy's, a luxurious Equinox fitness club and spa, as well as the West Coast's first Eataly.
With the focus entirely on the customer, the new Century City experience will begin with easy and convenient parking— doubling current capacity. Then, once inside, visitors will have the outside all to themselves: no cars, no city noise, and no hassle. Imagine acres of open space and a beautifully landscaped garden environment designed to celebrate casual luxury and the outdoor lifestyle. This will be the perfect setting to socialize with family and friends, enjoy special events and entertainment, and simply unwind and relax under the Southern California sky. For more information: www.westfield.com/centurycity
ABOUT HIRING OUR HEROES
Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through more than 1,000 job fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and on military installations overseas; a suite of free online resources; and the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America's long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the free enterprise system improves society and the economy.
ABOUT THE NRF FOUNDATION'S RISE UP INITIATIVE
NRF is the world's largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation's largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation's economy.
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