March 2, 2017

Westfield Century City Hosts Job Fair Recruiting Event For Residents And Military Veterans Seeking Employment

LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- A free Job Fair showcasing a portion of the full-time and part-time retail, management, corporate, operations, and sales positions to be created by the $1 billion revitalization of Westfield Century City will take place at the property (10250 Santa Monica Boulevard / Level 1 across from Bloomingdale's) on Sunday, March 5th (12-5 pm) and Monday, March 6th (12-6 pm)

Doors will open early (10:30am-12pm) on both days for veterans, transitioning service members, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military spouses in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's, Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) initiative.

Opening in stages throughout 2017, Westfield Century City will become a beautiful outdoor destination that rewrites the rules of retail in Los Angeles?combining more than 200 luxury, contemporary and influencer designer brands, a new three-level Nordstrom, completely remodeled three-level Bloomingdale's, modern new two-level Macy's, luxurious Equinox fitness club and spa, the West Coast's first Eataly, and an all-new restaurant collection unlike any other in the city.

Among the more than 30 retailers and restaurants participating in the two-day Job Fair are:  Eataly, H&M, Banana Republic, Shake Shack, The Container Store, RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen, and many others.

In addition to visiting the many retailers in attendance, job seekers will also be able to take advantage of free services such as resumé (CV) support and training, and a special LinkedIn "Rock Your Profile" seminar.

As part of this Job Fair, Westfield's partnership with HOH provides not only dedicated employment opportunities specifically geared to military families, but innovative resources. HOH offers digital career connectors such as vetroadmap.org, resumeengine.org, and the military spouse focused resume tool, mycareerspark.org.  

HOH will be hosting in-person seminars on both event days.  March 5th is the "Brunch & Learn," which educates retailers on how to best utilize the military community to fill open positions.  March 6th is the employment workshop, providing focused support to military job seekers.

During the past five years, Hiring our Heroes has hosted some 1,000 hiring events which have resulted in more than 28,000 military veterans and spouses securing jobs.  In addition, HOH has facilitated hundreds of thousands of additional jobs for military veterans and spouses through its other initiatives, programs, and online resources.

"We consider it an honor to make this Job Fair available to area residents and to the military veterans whose service to our nation is so deeply appreciated," said William Hecht, Westfield's Chief Operating Officer.  "This event is also an important reminder that the transformation of Westfield Century City is making a valuable contribution to our local economy by creating thousands of new jobs and generating more than $1 billion in economic output for our community."

"This event is really about connecting the local community with those really talented workers who are transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses," said HOH President Eric Eversole.  "Our commitment to partner with employers like Westfield sparks monumental shifts in military family employment."

Anyone interested in attending the Job Fair can register for free online at:  https://wccjobfair.eventgrid.com.

Veterans, transitioning service members, members of the Guard and reserve and military spouses interested in attending the military-only portion of Job Fair, from 10:30am -12pm, can register at www.hiringourheroes.org.

Persons seeking additional information can send inquiries to:  wccjobs@westfield.com.

ABOUT WESTFIELD CENTURY CITY

Westfield Century City is rewriting the rules of retail with a $1 billion transformation intended to create an open-air L.A. escape like no other. Upon project completion, this will be a 1.2 million square foot destination encompassing more than 200 luxury, contemporary and influencer designer brands, a new three-level flagship Nordstrom featuring its latest design concepts, a completely remodeled three-level Bloomingdale's, a modern new two-level Macy's, a luxurious Equinox fitness club and spa, as well as the West Coast's first Eataly.

With the focus entirely on the customer, the new Century City experience will begin with easy and convenient parking? doubling current capacity. Then, once inside, visitors will have the outside all to themselves: no cars, no city noise, and no hassle. Imagine acres of open space and a beautifully landscaped garden environment designed to celebrate casual luxury and the outdoor lifestyle. This will be the perfect setting to socialize with family and friends, enjoy special events and entertainment, and simply unwind and relax under the Southern California sky.

A new focus on food will be paramount as well. In addition to the newly opened Shake Shack and longtime favorites Meizhou Dongpo, RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen, Toscanova, and Obicà?upcoming arrivals include Din Tai Fung, Javier's, Petros, MidiCi, La Colombe Coffee Roasters, Compartes Chocolatier, and many more fine flavors to be announced soon.

For more information:  www.westfield.com/centurycity

ABOUT HIRING OUR HEROES

Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through more than 1,000 job fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and on military installations overseas; a suite of free online resources; and the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America's long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the free enterprise system improves society and the economy.

For more information: http://www.hiringourheroes.org 

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