Last Updated on August 14, 2004 by Paulette Brown-Hinds


“Where can job seekers find companies that are as diverse as they are? The Inland Empire Diversity Career & Job Fair, of course, held on October 5th and 6th, in Corona,” said Carl Dameron event coordinator.

The Diversity Career and Job Fair is expected to attract more than 50 companies looking for applicants of various ethnicities and age groups from San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

“Not only will employers recruit from a diverse group of applicants, but professional and non-professional job seekers also will have the opportunity to meet with a smorgasbord of companies,” said Dameron.

Recruiters will be looking for computer programmers, marketing professionals, managers, police officers, health care professionals, secretaries, teachers, mechanics, nurses, sales professionals and more at the Diversity Career and Job Fair.

“Applicants looking for a career change or considering a job closer to home will have information – provided by a number of companies – at their fingertips,” said Dameron.

“We’ve done quite well at the past Diversity Job Fairs,” said Jaime Catchapool, regional recruiter for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. “Even though we have strict education and experience guidelines, we’ve always hired from the Diversity Job Fair.”

Past Job Fairs have helped over 5,000 people find jobs. They have also helped dozens of area, regional and national companies find high-caliber employees. More than 45,000 people have attended the ten Job Fairs.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is primarily seeking applicants for its management-training program, but Catchapool said they also accept applications for other management and part-time positions.

Other companies participate in the Job Fair because they know they’ll obtain a vast pool of applicants for future hiring and recruiting. Kerby Wong, recruiter for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, said they gather names for future reference and encourage applicants to keep in contact with the department.

Wong points out that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department doesn’t just hire deputies, they are also seeking diverse individuals to fill medical and criminalist positions.

“We continue to participate in the Diversity Job Fair because we’re interested in recruiting qualified minority candidates for this district,” said Michael Sellwood, assistant superintendent, personnel services, Palm Springs Unified School District.

“This will be the district’s seventh “go round” with the Diversity Job Fair. We are recruiting for teachers, secretaries, instructional aides and technical support positions, to name a few,” said Sellwood.

Among the companies confirmed to recruit at the Job Fair are: Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and 99.1 KGGI.

The Inland Empire Diversity Job Fair is sponsored by the National American Unity Association, or NAUA. This not-for-profit company is dedicated to improving life for Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, Veterans, those over 40 and the Disabled.

The Diversity Job Fair is co-sponsored by 99.1 KGGI and Dameron Communications.

To recruit, or for more information call (909) 534-9500.