Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the risks associated with in-person meetings, the Korean Women’s Association (KWA), in collaboration with WorkSourceWA, is exploring a new way of hiring. Enter the drive-thru job fair.
The job fair — to be held Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 123 East 96th Street in Tacoma — will provide an innovative, contactless way of on-site hiring.
“The pandemic has forced us to change how we operate. KWA is hiring. We have jobs to offer people making a decent starting wage. We know people are looking for employment opportunities. KWA can help those that need jobs. Connecting the dots took some creative thinking but we’re trying to meet a mutual need for our community,” said Pete Ansara, CEO of KWA, in a press release. “We’ve hosted and participated in virtual hiring events as well, and we’re looking forward to providing more opportunities for people to get hired.”
How does it work? A prospective employee will:
- Drive up to the first tent, be greeted, and receive their application packet, benefits information, pen, swag, and hand-held flag.
- The driver moves to the KWA parking area and fills out the application, learns more about the benefits of working for KWA, and can raise a flag to ask questions or find out more information.
- When the application is complete, the driver raises the flag and will be granted an interview. If they meet the requirements, they will receive a contingent job offer of employment.
- The driver does not have to leave their car at any time.