Former Aloha Employees Receive Job Help

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Help is on the way for Aloha employees who lost their jobs when the airline closed on March 31.

The airline, several unions, a local bank and the City and County of Honolulu have organized a job fair on Wednesday, April 9 at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Leeward Community College is holding a Career, College & Job Fair on Thursday, April 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The State's Rapid Response Team is holding informational meetings on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island beginning Thursday to help with filing unemployment claims.  The team will provide an array of services including skills assessment, individual counseling, career planning, employment development, occupational skills training, on-the-job training, entrepreneurial training, job-readiness training and adult education.  For location and time, click on the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations link.

A group of senators proposes an amendment to a loan guarantee bill that would give hiring preference to former Aloha workers.  The details of the bill's displaced worker provisions remain under discussion.

And Aloha workers can click on Job Link 8 on for a list of open jobs with some of the best companies in Hawaii as well as for tons of advice and tips on job hunting.