Resource fair held to support furloughed Bitwise employees

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Saturday, June 10, 2023
Resource fair held to support furloughed Bitwise employees
The City of Fresno and the Regional Workforce Development Board are hosting a resource fair to support furloughed Bitwise employees.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The City of Fresno and the Regional Workforce Development Board are hosting a resource fair to support furloughed Bitwise employees.

It was held at the Workforce Connection facility on Shaw Avenue.

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Employees can access resources through the Employment Development Department, the Department of Social Services, the Fresno County Library system, and more.

The city also plans to host a job fair for staffers looking for work.

A press conference was also held for information for businesses who want to get more involved.

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Workforce Development Board aims to get workers a new job within 45 days of being furloughed.

It will be a big task for organizers with hundreds of people out of work.

Garret Lecat with Workforce Development in Fresno said it's about outreach.

To make it happen, there will be a job fair for BitWise workers on Friday, June 16th.

Over 30 employers plan to attend, including the City of Fresno, which has dozens of open positions to fill.

You can call (559) 621-8350 if you're an employer and you'd like to participate in the job fair.

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