HTDC’S 17th annual holiday tech job fair showcases career opportunities

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Companies looking for talented kamaaina with technology skills are invited to participate in the High Technology Development Corporation's (HTDC) 17th annual Holiday Tech Job Fair on Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Japanese Cultural Center's Manoa Grand Ballroom.

The event will feature employers from the tech, software, web and other innovation companies, and is an opportunity for Hawaii job seekers to network with high-growth companies to experience the latest innovative technologies being developed in Hawaii. In addition to the job fair that runs from 5 to 8 p.m., a networking reception will begin at 6 p.m., where participants can meet others in the tech and innovation community.

"The annual Holiday Tech Job Fair showcases the incredible opportunities that are right here in Hawaii. Many local companies have tech openings and want to invest in homegrown talent," said Luis Salaveria, director of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, which oversees HTDC and promotes the innovation sector job growth. "This is a prime time event for kama'aina who are home for the holidays and students looking for exciting new jobs in Hawaii."

The Tech Job Fair is open to students and graduates looking for jobs or internships in technology, engineering or sciences. Job openings are available from entry level to advanced positions. The free fair is open to the public and includes resume evaluations, as well as free professional headshots.

"Many students and kama'aina on the mainland don't realize the breadth of technology job opportunities available here in the islands. The fair is just one way of getting us closer to our goal of creating 80,000 new tech and innovation jobs earning at least $80,000 by 2030," added Robbie Melton, executive director and CEO at HTDC.

Attendees can register for the Holiday Tech Job Fair through

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