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Interested in a career in public works? Check out this May 18 event

Sentinel staff report–
Citrus Heights is set to host its second annual Public Works Showcase and Career/Education Fair next month at Van Maren Park.

According to a news release from the City of Citrus Heights, this year’s event will take place Thursday, May 18, from 3-6 p.m. at Van Maren Park, located a block away from City Hall.

The event is designed to educate people of all ages about the machines that support first responders and essential community workers, as well as the trades, technical jobs, and training opportunities available to support public works.

Representatives from various public works organizations and trade shows will be available for job seekers to talk with, and attendees will have the opportunity to learn from experienced public works employees about employment options and pathways to a career in public works.

The city says students, young adults, and anyone interested in a profession in public works are encouraged to attend the free, family-friendly event.

The event precedes National Public Works Week, which runs from May 21-27. The event is aimed at celebrating and showcasing the critical services provided by those in the public works industry.

Regina Cave, the city’s general services director, praised public works employees in a statement included in the city’s news release, calling them “first responders who work hard every day to ensure our community infrastructure and public spaces are operating safely, effectively and serving our community customers.”

The free event is open to the public and will include light refreshments and “plenty of free parking.” More information can be obtained by calling (916) 727-4770 or The city also says vendor opportunities are also available for trade schools or companies looking to hire.

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