Job Expo 2022


Gustavo Ruiz, Editorial Editor

The City of El Monte hosted a Hiring Expo from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the Grace Black Auditorium in El Monte. There were 100 part-time positions available with no experience necessary. 

The job expo is where high school students are eligible for a summer job that can help build on their college resume or work resume. Only Seniors and Juniors could have applied for the job expo. The reason why only seniors and juniors could qualify for the job expo is that you need a state ID.

Some of the jobs that were offered at the job expo were program coordinator, program specialist, senior guard, instructor guard, and lifeguard to name a few. These jobs pay an hourly wage ranging between $15-$19 an hour. These jobs were all part time positions which means the number of hours worked range between 10-25 hours per week. 

The people in charge of the job expo were members of the El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees and included Carlos G. Salcedo, David Diaz, Esthela Torres de Siegrist, Ricardo Padilla, Florencio F. Briones, and Dr. Edward Zuniga. Students who are interested to register for the job expo were asked for some personal information.  If you were there at the job expo early and brought a Photo ID, selected applicants would have been offered a job on the spot. There were only 100 positions available.

If you wanted to apply for instructor guard or lifeguard you had to take a swim test right as you applied for the spot. Each job at the job expo teaches you more information about the job. A program coordinator is an employee who plans, coordinates, and oversees employees for various programs or projects for their employer. Pool managers are in charge of overseeing the daily operations at indoor and outdoor pools. Among their responsibilities include managing budgets and employee schedules, delegating tasks to staff, developing and implementing marketing strategies, and training new workforce members. Program specialists help coordinate and manage various subject-matter programs within a company. Their responsibilities include planning and overseeing team-building activities, implementing program policies, researching and gathering resources, and communicating with various stakeholders.

Senior guards are like supervisors to lifeguards. Their job mainly revolves around conducting guard training and overseeing the department to ensure smooth operation.The primary job of lifeguards and swimming instructors is to keep an eye out and teach swimmers at both private and public beaches, pools, private resorts, public parks, and summer camps. Recreation leaders are responsible for a recreation program’s daily operation. They primarily organize and direct participants, schedule the use of facilities, set up and keep records of equipment use, and ensure that recreation facilities and equipment are used and maintained properly. Maintenance workers, also known as repair workers, fix and maintain mechanical equipment, buildings, and machines. Tasks include plumbing work, painting, flooring repair and upkeep, electrical repairs and heating and air conditioning system maintenance.                                                           

The job expo is where students are eligible for a summer job that can help build on their college resume or work resume, and candidates are trained based on the job they selected. The jobs pays real money. Students who are curious about the job expo, or are interested in job opportunities can go to the College and Career Center for more information.