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Job Fair Scheduled For Employees Affected By Galleria Fire; Local Assistance Center To Remain Open Into Next Week

October 28, 2010

Placer County, in support of the City of Roseville, will be hosting a free job fair for employees affected by the Galleria fire. The job fair, on Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., will be at the University of Phoenix, 516 Gibson Dr. in Roseville. There will be resume critiquing available from 1:00 to 3:30 P.M.

Attending retailers will be on hand to accept resumes and interview for job openings. A list of confirmed companies can be found on the county website at www.placer.ca.gov/jobfair starting Mon. Nov. 1, 2010.

Companies interested in attending the event may contact Marcy Schmidt at mschmidt@placer.ca.gov

Additionally, Placer County, along with the City of Roseville, will extend a Local Assistance Center for employees displaced by the fire at the Westfield Galleria at Roseville. The center, which opened last Monday, will remain open into next week.

The Assistance Center is open to Galleria employees who are Placer County residents. They can apply for a variety of assistance programs through Placer County Human Services. (Contact information for employees who reside in neighboring counties is below.) Programs include Food Stamps, Medi-Cal, CalWORKS, Employment Services, Medical Care Services Program (MCSP) and General Relief.

Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Fri at the following locations:

Sunset Office
1000 Sunset Blvd. Ste. 220
Rocklin, CA 95675
(916) 784-6000

Auburn Office
11552 B Ave.
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 889-7600

Representatives from the state Employment Development Department (EDD) will be on-site at the Sunset Human Services office in Rocklin to provide unemployment application assistance to impacted residents. There are EDD computers available at the Sunset Boulevard office for employees to register for unemployment insurance benefits. EDD representatives will be available from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Westfield is advising mall employees who have not heard from their employers to go to the mall’s management office to get information.

Any impacted employees who reside in neighboring counties are encouraged to apply for services through the Human Services office in the county in which they reside. The following list provides informational phone numbers for those neighboring counties:

Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance (916) 875-3601

Nevada County Human Services Agency (530) 265-1218

El Dorado County Department of Social Services (530) 642-7300

Yuba County Health and Human Services (530) 749-6311

Yolo County Department of Employment and Social Services (530) 661-2750

Sutter County Welfare and Social Services Division (530) 822-7237

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