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Hanford looking for tomorrow's workforce at Connect Tri-Cities

Hanford looking for tomorrow's workforce at Connect Tri-Cities

KENNEWICK, Wash. — A multi-day job fair to recruit potential employees of all ages kicked off at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick Tuesday.

Connect Tri-Cities began with the judging of a STEM challenge.

11 groups from 5 Tri-Cities high schools faced off in a competition for scholarships requiring their young minds to figure out how to create drinkable water in an emergency situation.

Hanford Mission Support Alliance's Bill Johnson said the event exists because a large portion of the current workforce has plans to retire around the same time.

He said this week's event is an attempt to engage the workforce of tomorrow,

"This isn't just a Hanford need, this is a Tri-Cities need. We're trying to help the students that are in the Tri-Cities today understand not just what we, do but what we need in the Tri-Cities, and hopefully they'll pay a little bit more attention in school."

Over 60 different organizations will be represented at the Connect Tri-Cities job fair and recruiting center on Thursday and the public is welcome.

Organizers recommend pre-registering for Thursday's job fair.

  • When: Thursday, October 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick, WA.

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