July 08, 2010

Wyden at Oregon National Guard Job Fair in Central Point on Sunday, July 11

Oregon Senator will also visit ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland

EDITORS: More than 30 employers and 500 National Guard soldiers and their families are expected at the Yellow Ribbon Career and Benefit Fair at Crater High School in Central Point on Sunday, July 11. 

The job fair opens at 8 a.m. Senator Wyden, Gen. Mike Caldwell of the Oregon National Guard, employers and others will hold a press availability at 10:30 a.m. at the high school.   This is the third of four Yellow Ribbon job fairs that will be held this summer.  The job fairs are being held in response to the high unemployment rate among National Guard troops who recently returned from Iraq. The goal is to match up employers who have jobs with soldiers who need jobs.

Who:                     Oregon Senator Ron Wyden;

General Mike Caldwell, Oregon National Guard

Local Employers


What:                   Yellow Ribbon Career and Benefit Fair


When:                  Sunday, July 11, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Press Avail at 10:30 a.m.)


Where:                Crater High School

655 North 3rd Street

Central Point

Wyden will also visit the ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Eight years ago, he cut the ribbon at museum’s grand opening. Since then it has 300,000 visitors and 80,000 school children.

Who:                     Oregon Senator Ron Wyden;

Mark DiRienzo, Executive Director


What:                   Visit to the ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum


When:                  3:30 p.m., Sunday, July 11


Where:                1500 E. Main Street