Local 853 was pleased to be able to sponsor our second job fair of the summer at the parking lot of our Oakland office on August 28. In all, 18 Teamster employers showed up to fill more than 350 jobs—from drivers (truck, paratransit, school bus, tech bus, and more), to warehouse workers, merchandisers, and manufacturing workers. Hundreds of job seekers came to check out those positions—both to our Oakland job fair and to the San Jose job fair that had been held on July 10.
We thank the employers for making their positions available. These include Bimbo Bakeries, CertainTeed, First Student, First Transit, Genesis Logistics, GSC Logistics, Hallcon, Kelloggs, Mondelez International, Mosaic Global Transportation, MV Transportation, Pepsi, Reddaway/Yellow, Reyes Coca Cola, RNDC, Second Harvest Food Bank, Storer Transit Systems, Sysco Foods, T. Marzetti, TransDev/SF Paratransit, and WeDriveU.
We also thank the community agencies that helped with outreach: Work2Future and Trades Information Project in San Jose, and West Oakland Job Resources Center, Oakland PIC—both in Oakland; and Alameda County Workforce Board in Hayward.
“It’s always a win-win to get more people hired into great Teamster jobs—for our current members, for potential new members, and for our employers,” said Local 853 Director of Communications Debra Chaplan. “We’ll do more job fairs as the need arises.”