What We Do
LaidOffCamp SW Valley is an extension of a national effort to help people find work — full-time work, freelance work, volunteer work, or whatever’s next for them. Like other LaidOffCamp events, ours is a locally-based, community-supported effort to offer resources and reassurance to job seekers. LaidOffCamp SW Valley is organized by individuals representing the cities and towns of Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Tolleson; Estrella Mountain Community College; and the Southwest Valley and Buckeye Valley Chambers of Commerce.
LaidOffCamp is very different from the job fairs that jobseekers typically attend. Our first ever event is a half-day series of of seminars and workshops covering a variety of topics designed to help jobseekers make the next step and achieve their goals.
The entire day, including breakfast, is free for all attendees. All speakers are volunteers, and food and beverages are donated by sponsors.
Who We Serve
At LaidOffCamp we will see a wide range of attendees — from young people who haven’t yet found a job, to those who have lost a job after 40 years with the same employer, to those wanting to make a change that just don’t know how.
What do they all have in common? They all need to feel hope. They all need to know how hiring companies connect with jobseekers in today’s economy, and with today’s tools. And they all need to feel like they’re not alone, and that there are people who genuinely believe in them and want to help them. LaidOffCamp and its volunteers are dedicated to delivering on these promises.