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Portland food companies look to hire hundreds at job fair

The Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA), along with Oregon and Washington partners, are hosting a food and beverage manufacturing job fair Wednesday where 16 different companies will be looking to fill jobs.

The job fair, being held during the annual Northwest Food and Beverage Manufacturers Expo and Conference, highlights the recent regional focus on creating localized centers for food processing, like with the Redd on Salmon in Portland. The industry employs around 25,000 in the state, with an average annual salary of $38,000.

The companies that will be at the job fair, including Pacific Foods, Trident Seafoods, Ever Fresh Fruit and Kerr Concentrates, are seeking to fill about 100 full time jobs. The five agencies involved, like Clackamas Workforce Partnership, Workforce Development Council, WorkSource Vancouver and WorkSource Oregon, are looking for hundreds more, some of them seasonal.

"The $16 billion food and beverage industry is the second largest sector in the Northwest manufacturing industry, offering family wage, skilled jobs at all levels," said Dave Klick, outreach executive with the NWFPA, in a statement.

The job fair will take place Wednesday, January 13th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

Read entire article: "Portland food companies look to hire hundreds at job fair" - Portland Business Journal - January 13, 2016

Posted on January 13, 2016.

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Clackamas Workforce Partnership, formerly known as Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County, is a nonprofit organization which serves as an advocate for workforce development within Clackamas County and the State of Oregon. Our mission is to address critical workforce, educational, and training challenges, and develop a skilled workforce that meets the needs of businesses and strengthens the local economy of Clackamas County. Learn more about us.