Kymberly Pine

Honolulu City Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine

If you are one of the thousands who spends hours in traffic every day commuting, just imagine how your life would change if you could spend those hours with your family being able to do things like play with your keiki in the park and watch the sunset. Imagine being able to work closer to home in a career that you enjoy.

Well, there are over 60,000 Leeward jobs, one for just about every adult household member on the Leeward coast—and one of those opportunities is waiting for you.

I invite you to be a part of this exciting job growth on our Leeward Coast at the 5th Annual Hire Leeward Job & Career Fair, taking place on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the University of Hawaii—West Oahu.

With the annual theme of “Connecting Leeward Residents with Leeward Jobs”, the Fair will host over 50 businesses offering Leeward-based job opportunities.  There were over thousands of attendees at last year’s Fair and this year’s Fair is expected to have a large turnout as well.  There will be free Leeward career education seminars to help residents learn the skills and make the connections they need to find a job close to home.  Businesses and organizations are offering job opportunities from a wide range of industries including: healthcare, financial services, food service, hospitality, retail, and administrative, as well as trade apprenticeships.

The opportunity to make a career change is now—and I invite you to take this leap of faith! Attendees can get priority and complimentary entrance into the Fair by registering online at www.HireLeeward.com.

I thank the many volunteers, community leaders and businesses for their dedication and commitment to this Fair and for creating career opportunities for our Leeward residents. Together, we can work to improve quality of life for our hard-working residents.

Kiran Polk

Kiran Polk, Executive Director, Kapolei Chamber of Commerce

As Kapolei continues to grow, many West Oahu residents are motivated to find work closer to where they live, spend less time in traffic and more time with their families. The upcoming job fair is an excellent opportunity for businesses in the Kapolei region to tap into this labor pool.

The Hire Leeward initiative of ‘Connecting Leeward Residents with Leeward Jobs’ supports the Kapolei Chamber of Commerce goal of building Kapolei into a major job center and helping Kapolei businesses thrive. The Kapolei Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be the fiscal sponsor and partner in the 5th Annual Hire Leeward Job and Career Fair.


The Hire Leeward campaign is a year-round campaign with the following goals:

  1. Encourage Leeward residents to seek Leeward jobs.
  2. Reduce traffic congestion to town.
  3. Encourage better coordination with Leeward job employers and job seekers.
  4. Encourage Leeward residents to buy from Leeward companies.
  5. Hold job training events.
  6. Improve the quality of life for Leeward residents.

Have any questions regarding Hire Leeward?  Feel free to contact Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine at 768-5001 or kmpine@honolulu.gov.

If you are an employer who is interested in getting involved with future Hire Leeward Job Fairs, email Kiran Polk at kiranpolk@gmail.com.