EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Collins Cycle Shop is seeking industry participants for the inaugural Eugene Bike Fair, aimed at connecting job seekers in the Pacific Northwest with human resources representatives from cycling companies.
“It’s a way to give back to the community, to let people who are unemployed know the cycling industry is strong in the Northwest,” said Collins Cycle Shop partner Jay Loew, who is organizing the event. “We want to highlight the cycling industry and make some small contribution to people getting jobs in it.”
Several companies both in and outside the region have committed to the Feb. 26 nonretail event, including Garmin of Olathe, Kansas (two HR representatives); Specialized of Morgan Hill, California (head of HR); Castelli USA of Portland, Oregon (HR rep); Cyclone Bicycle Supply of Portland (HR manager); Seattle Bicycle Supply of Seattle, Washington (sales manager and HR manager); Giant Bicycles of Newbury Park, California (HR rep); and Rolf Prima of Eugene.
Loew emphasized that not every vendor attending necessarily has job openings, but the event will, at the very least, enable job seekers to make valuable contacts in the cycling industry.
The Eugene Bike Fair is free to industry participants and the public. Interested parties can reach Loew at (541) 342-4878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.