Over fifty businesses in Clark County and the surrounding area are preparing for the upcoming Greater Springfield Regional Job Fair at Clark State’s Hollenbeck Bayley Center. A wide variety of companies, as well as employment opportunities, will be represented at the event on Thursday, May 21, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
2015 marks the fifth consecutive year the Chamber of Greater Springfield has partnered with OhioMeansJobs Clark County to organize and host a hiring event in Springfield. Partnerships such as this are key to putting together successful events. Each organization brings their own strengths and relationships to the process which results in an event that benefits both job seekers, and area businesses.
Large hiring events save employers and job seekers both time and resources by allowing for a multitude of connections in one place. Not only do employers connect with potential job candidates, but hiring events allow employers to connect with each other. Given everyone’s busy schedules, this is something that is often hard to find time to do. In past job fairs we have had employers connect and partner on shipping routes, skill sets of part time employees and best practices for their business or organization.
With unemployment numbers for our region at record lows, the Job Fair has required a great deal of creativity in marketing to potential job seekers. Our team has shared the opportunities with Clark County residents, as well as the surrounding counties. We have even visited schools to discuss job search techniques with graduating seniors. Not only are we working to attract the unemployed and under-employed adults to this event, but we also find it important to tap into the younger workforce at area colleges, universities and high schools.
OhioMeansJobs Clark County is also offering assistance to anyone who needs help updating their resume, as well as skills overview sessions designed to assist job seekers in getting – and keeping – that perfect job. So often we find that job seekers and even current employees “don’t know what they don’t know.” Offering a little help and instruction along the way can help job seekers be more successful on their career path. This is not only true for those new to the workforce, but also those who have held long-term employment, and have not had a reason to conduct a job search. Job seekers re-entering the workforce are realizing that a lot has changed in the past ten years!
Open positions at the Job Fair range from Surgical Technologists and Certified Forklift Operators, to Electrical Assembly and State Tested Nursing Assistants. From entry-level to skilled professionals there’s something for everyone. So, if you are looking for a new opportunity – or know someone who is – pass this information along and plan to join us at the Greater Springfield Regional Job Fair!