Sacramento residents and others are invited to attend a free virtual job fair hosted by the City’s Human Resources Department, July 21, 22, and 24. Participants will learn about City departments and positions, how to apply for a City job, interviewing tips and more.
“We want to attract talent to work at the City of Sacramento, and we want candidates to know that the City is an excellent employer,” said Human Resources Manager Sally Ly. “The City offers many exciting and diverse job opportunities with excellent salaries and benefits. Because we are Sacramento, the hub of government work, we are often overshadowed by the State and County. We want candidates to know that we’re here, we’re hiring and we’re interested in them.”
Participating departments include Community Development, Public Works, Information Technology, Utilities, Youth, Parks, & Community Enrichment, Convention and Cultural Services, Police, and Human Resources.
“The job fair will feature many of our largest City departments,” Ly said. “The types of jobs the panels will discuss will range from entry-level to professional-level. Departments such as Utilities and Public Works will highlight opportunities involving careers in the trades.”
The City is looking to fill a variety of new full-time positions approved in the new fiscal-year budget. Departments such as Convention and Cultural Services and Youth, Parks, & Community Enrichment also offer part-time positions throughout the year.
“The City is an exciting place to work because we are close to the action; employees can often see the direct impact of their services,” Ly said. “And the people here are nice! We work as a team to serve the community.”
The City is increasing diversity and equity in its workforce through its recently implemented Race & Gender Equity Action Plan, designed to eliminate institutional and structural barriers related to City hiring, training and leadership and employment practices, with the goal of providing accessible and inclusive employment opportunities.
The action plan is operationalizing 14 equity-based strategies to attract, hire and retain a workforce that reflects the demographics of the city. Those strategies include:
- Reviewing and modifying job specifications/announcements to identify and remove unintentional and artificial barriers.
- Developing a framework to help more people of color and women move from high school to college to entry-level positions with City of Sacramento.
- Fostering employee career development while developing and supporting racial and gender equity.
Space is limited for the July job fair, and registration for the various sessions is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants may attend multiple sessions as space allows. To register, visit cityofsacramento.org/CareerFair.
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