Posted by: loomisisc | January 27, 2011

Ready to Roll!

Thousands of job hunters stopped by the Sumitomo booth at the Job Quest fair at the Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall this week to learn more about exciting job opportunities with the Honolulu rail transit project.

Job Quest 2011

Sumitomo executives answer the day's top question: "when is the rail project going to get started?"

Top Sumitomo executives were on hand to talk with prospective job applicants who had backgrounds as diverse as the many career areas Sumitomo offers. Some people had worked for the city or state, others the private sector or the military. From new college graduates and MBA’s from Ivy league schools, to people who just moved to Hawaii and those who have lived here their entire lives, the one thing they all shared was a firm belief in the Honolulu rail transit project and a desire to take part in it.

“Rail is going to wake Hawaii up. It’s about time we got rail going here in Hawaii,” said Marion, a job fair attendee who stopped by the Sumitomo booth

Job Quest 2011

Ben Bahr: "I'm from Germany where it's all about rail transportation. I proudly support bringing rail to Hawaii."

Kamaria Hassan Richardson, another job fair attendee excited about rail added: “Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia – they all have great rail systems. We should have rail in Honolulu. It’s very, very important.”

At day’s end Sumitomo executives were left with hundreds of resumes from talented people excited about rail. Vice President of Transportation Systems and Equipment Gino Antoniello summed the day up best by saying “people are ready to get rail started, Sumitomo is ready to get started – This is going to be a great project for Honolulu.”

To see video coverage by Olena Heu at KHON-2 visit:

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