HTDC’s 17th Annual Holiday Tech Job Fair Showcases Opportunities for Kamaaina

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 in News

High Technology Development Corporation
For Immediate Release: December 16, 2016

HONOLULU—Companies looking for talented kamaaina with technology skills are invited to participate in the High Technology Development Corporation’s (HTDC) 17th annual Holiday Tech Job Fair on Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Japanese Cultural Center’s Manoa Grand Ballroom.

The event will feature employers from the tech, software, web and other innovation companies, and is an opportunity for Hawaii job seekers to network with high-growth companies to experience the latest innovative technologies being developed in Hawaii. In addition to the job fair that runs from 5 to 8 p.m., a networking reception will begin at 6 p.m., where participants can meet others in the tech and innovation community.

“The annual Holiday Tech Job Fair showcases incredible job opportunities that are right here in Hawaii,” said Luis P. Salaveria, director of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, which oversees HTDC and promotes innovation sector job growth. “Many local companies have tech openings and want to invest in homegrown talent.”

The Tech Job Fair is open to all looking for jobs. Students and recent graduates who are seeking internships and apprenticeships in technology, engineering or sciences are encouraged to attend. Job openings are available from entry level to advanced positions. The free fair is open to the public and includes resume evaluations, as well as free professional headshots.

“Many students and kamaaina on the mainland don’t realize the breadth of technology job opportunities available here in the islands,” added Robbie Melton, executive director and CEO at HTDC. “The fair is just one way of getting us closer to our goal of creating 80,000 new tech and innovation jobs earning at least $80,000 by 2030.”

For more information on the Holiday Tech Job Fair and to register for the event, visit

Additionally, limited sponsorships and employers’ spaces are still available; for information email or call (808) 539-3794.

About HTDC (High Technology Development Corporation)
The High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) provides programs and services to foster innovation and diversify Hawaii’s economy. Through its incubation programs, grants, seminars, and mentorship opportunities, HTDC is investing the capital, building the infrastructure and developing the talent needed to support the state’s technology ecosystem.

About DBEDT (Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism)
DBEDT is Hawaii’s resource center for economic and statistical data, business development opportunities, energy and conservation information, and foreign trade advantages. DBEDT’s mission is to achieve a Hawaii economy that embraces innovation and is globally competitive, dynamic and productive, providing opportunities for all Hawaii’s citizens. Through its attached agencies, the department fosters planned community development, creates affordable workforce housing units in high-quality living environments, and promotes innovation sector job growth.

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Media Contacts:

Robbie Melton
High Technology Development Corporation
Office: (808) 539-3615

Christine Hirasa
Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
Phone: (808) 587-9006
Mobile: (808) 286-9017

Jocelyn Collado
Becker Communications, Inc.
Phone: (808) 533-4165