The Kern County Department of Human Services is holding the 2017 JobFest Series, bringing employment opportunities to every region of Kern County.

The county’s overall unemployment rate is 10.3 percent.

The closest JobFest to Tehachapi will take place in Mojave on Thursday, March 9, at the Mojave Air & Space Port in the Stuart O. Witt Event Center, 1247 Poole St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Employers with current job openings can participate at no cost. Contact Shanda Evett at 661-635-2637 to receive an Employer Participation Commitment Form for a local job fair.

Job seekers should come to JobFest dressed for success with at least 20 copies of their resume or Master Application. Job leads and resume assistance are available every day to the public at all DHS locations. Visit for location information and follow them on Facebook at @jobfestkern.