Each year in October, the SWC partners with WorkSource Spokane, Spokane County, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and other partners to offer the annual Access Spokane Job Fair, a hiring, resource, and education event held in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The event is designed to bring together job candidates, employers, service providers, educators, and students for employment opportunities, assistive technology demonstrations, and resources for individuals and veterans with disabilities. 

2018 Fair - October 18, 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Centennial Hotel, 303 W North River Drive

Employers and Service Providers - Register now!

This event is a hiring and resource fair, and both employers and service providers are welcome to attend. All industries are welcome - come meet cnadidates with a wide variety of skills and abilities! Registration is free, but is required to reserve your booth. Registration will close October 10, or when the event reaches capacity, whichever is sooner. Click here to register

Employers, WorkSource can help you make the most of your job fair experience. Attend the free prep webinar, and prepare for success!

  • Learn how to attract candidates to your booth and have productive conversations
  • Learn about meeting federal contractor 503 requirements
  • Have questions or concerns about hiring candidates with disabilities? Learn the ins and outs!
  • More information about the prep webinar will be sent out to those who register. 

​Want to hear success stories from companies who have embraced inclusive hiring? Visit HireAbilitySpokane.

Click here to register now!


Job Seekers - Prepare for Success

This web page will continue to be updated with tips, tricks, and ways to prepare as the event draws near. In the meantime, consider attending a job fair prep session at WorkSource Spokane. These sessions will help you:

  • Prepare for the fair - our career specialists will tell you what to expect and help you make a game plan. 

  • Develop and practice your "60-second commercial," the short-hand way to make yourself stand out to a recruiter. 

  • Get one-on-one assistance with your résumé. 

Choose from two sessions:

  • October 9, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

  • October 11, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Please call (509) 532-3120 to RSVP for a session or if you have questions. TTY 711. 

Event Made Possible by:

WorkSource - A proud partner of the American Job Center network Spokane County
DSHS - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Spokane Workforce Council

     

WorkSource and the Spokane Workforce Council are equal opportunity programs/employers. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Washington Relay Service: 711.

This is a wheelchair accessible event and ASL interpreters will be on site. 


2017 Fair - October 24, 2017

“A job is so much more than a paycheck. It’s an opportunity for a better life. A job gives us purpose. It gives us dignity and self-esteem. While I work in Congress to break down barriers that make it more difficult for people with disabilities to get a job, I’m so thankful for groups like the Spokane Area Workforce Development Council who are working to break down those barriers right here in our community. Thank you to everyone who has helped in making this event happen today. When we work together we can celebrate the ability that every person has and ensure work is a reality for anyone who wants it.” - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05)

2017 was our biggest Access fair yet, with 80 vendors and nearly 650 attendees! 

City Council Member Breean Beggs and WorkSource One-Stop Operator Kevin Williams toured the 2017 event  WorkSource Spokane staff helped attendees navigate the fairAttendees browse through vendor booths

Attendees browse through vendor booths

  

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