Local hosts job fairs to fill employer needs and increase Teamster membership

On July 10 and August 28, Local 853 sponsored job fairs in the parking lots of the Local’s San Jose and Oakland offices, respectively. In all, 18 Teamster employers showed up to fill more than 350 jobs—from drivers (truck, paratransit, school bus, tech bus, and more), to warehouse workers, merchandisers, and manufacturing workers. Hundreds of job seekers came to check out those positions.

We thank the employers for joining us and making their positions available. These include Bimbo Bakeries,  CertainTeed, First Student, First Transit, Genesis Logistics, GSC Logistics, Hallcon, Kelloggs, Mondelez International, Mosaic Global Transportation, MV Transportation, Pepsi, Reddaway/Yellow, Reyes Coca Cola, RNDC, Second Harvest Food Bank, Storer Transit Systems, Sysco Foods, T. Marzetti, TransDev/SF Paratransit, and WeDriveU.

We also thank the community agencies that helped with outreach: Work2Future and Trades Orientation Program (TOP) in San Jose, and West Oakland Job Resources Center, Oakland PIC—both in Oakland; and Alameda County Workforce Board in Hayward.

“It’s always a win-win to get more people hired into great Teamster jobs—for our current members, for potential new members, and for our employers,” said Local 853 Secretary-Treasurer Rome Aloise. “We’ll do more job fairs as the need arises.”