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Expo Will Aid Shore Employers, Job Seekers

Sunday, March 20, 2005

WYE MILLS - An abundance of information about job opportunities and career choices will be available to Mid-Shore residents at the Chesapeake College Career and Job Expo on Tuesday, April 5 from 3 to 6 p.m.

The 2004 Career and Job Expo drew more than 400 people, and organizers expect a large crowd again this year. The Upper Shore Manufacturing and Business Council are joining the college, the Workforce Investment Board, and the Upper Shore offices of the Maryland Job Service, Career Connections and the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce, this year as event sponsors. As in previous years, the event will be held in the college gymnasium.

The primary goal of the expo is to bring business representatives, students, and Mid-Shore residents together to exchange information on various careers and employment opportunities. The expo provides business representatives with the chance to meet and network with one another, discuss career choices and educational/training requirements with the participants, and interview potential job candidates.

The expo is usually well-attended by representatives from many fields including accounting, banking, finance, engineering, electronics, management, computer information systems, education, environmental science, health care, human services, retail sales, law/paralegal work, and law enforcement. Local, state, and out-of-state businesses are expected to participate in this year’s event. Representatives from more than 70 businesses are scheduled to attend the expo.

"We have many employers this year who looking for employees in the law enforcement and security fields, " said Director of Career Planning and Job Development Guido DeLuca. In addition, representatives will be recruiting employees for jobs in early childhood development, education, health care and nursing, according to DeLuca.

The expo will provide Mid-Shore residents with the chance to glean information about different careers, learn about job openings and make important business contacts in one afternoon.

Prior to the expo, the Office of Career Planning and Job Development will offer two preparation workshops for job seekers. A workshop on job applications will begin at 1:30 p.m. and one on interviewing skills

will be at 2 p.m. on April 5 . For more information about the expo or the workshops, please contact Guido DeLuca at 827-5804.

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