“Honoring Our Veterans” CAREER FAIR


The City of San Jose was just one of the BAYWORK agencies that participated in the Vets career fair.



BAYWORK, Las Positas College, Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) and CWEA came together on November 7, 2018 to offer our veterans a very successful Water and Wastewater Career Fair as part of the college’s Honoring Our Veterans Day. Participating agencies included SFPUC, Alameda County Water District, EBMUD, City of San Jose, American Water, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Zone 7, City of Livermore, Dublin/San Ramon Service District and the Office of Water Programs from CSU Sacramento. The event included the landing of a Huey helicopter and addresses from honorees, as well as a panel of veterans from BAYWORK agencies explaining their transition from the military into careers in our industry. I was personally moved by the stories of these men and women who have given so much for our country!

Over 75 registrants, both veterans and the general public, explored water and wastewater careers and current job offerings at our agencies. The event was so successful that the City of San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley Water District plan to host a similar event in the South Bay soon. Stay tuned! We will be reaching out to South Bay agencies, so let us know if you would like to participate in the next Career Fair for Veterans.

– Pamela Astarte, M.Ed., Workforce Analyst and Education Liaison (SFPUC)