Representatives from more than 20 local businesses plan to participate in Workforce Connection`s Job Fair on Thursday, June 28 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the College of Central Florida`s Klein Conference Center in Ocala.
Job seekers do not need to register to attend the job fair, which is open at no charge to anyone looking for work in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties.
Employers interested in participating may still register by calling 352-873-7939, ext. 1141. There is also no charge for employers, but they must post open job orders through the Employ Florida Marketplace.
"For job seekers, this venue is a great way to meet with employers who are hiring. For businesses interested in finding their next employee, this Job Fair offers an accelerated, efficient and cost-effective way to recruit," said Brenda Chrisman, Workforce Connection`s chief business development officer.
A computer kiosk with Workforce Connection staff will be available to help job seekers to apply for positions and register with Employ Florida, the state`s premier online job bank.
To date, the following businesses have registered for the event:
Answer 2, Bright House Networks, Caregiver Services, Cardinal Glass, Childhood Development Services, DialAmerica Marketing, Express Employment Professionals, Gordon Foods, Hospice of Marion County, Kid`s Central, Manpower, Munroe Regional Medical Center, Sherwin Williams, Signature Brands, Sitel, Spherion, Taylor College, Telecom Service Bureau, The Centers, Waffle House and Western and Southern Insurance Co.
Doors open at 8 a.m. Job seekers are encouraged to show up early, dress professionally and bring several printed copies of their resume ready to hand to prospective employers. They should also come prepared with a one-to-two minute introduction or "elevator speech" highlighting work experience, training and abilities. Job Fair preparation tips can be found at Workforce Connection`s Job Candidates page at www.clmworkforce.com.
More information about the Job Fair can also be found at the Calendar of Events at www.clmworkforce.com or by calling 800-434-JOBS and speaking with a Workforce Representative.