More than 80 employers expected to meet prospects at Chesapeake College event
WYE MILLS - Employers hoping to build their ranks will gather at Chesapeake College for a regional job fair on Tuesday, October 4 from 3 to 7 pm in the Health Professions and Athletics Center.
This free event will feature more than 80 regional employers interested in filling vacant positions. Businesses that have already signed on for the fair include Paul Reed Smith Guitars, Dixon Valve, Hyatt Regency, Choptank Electric Cooperative and University of Maryland Medical System.
The fair is sponsored by Chesapeake College, the Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board (USWIB) and APG Media of Chesapeake.
“The area job market is booming right now and employers are looking for both part-time and full-time candidates with all levels of experience,” said Daniel Schneckenburger, Executive Director of the Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board. “This fair will connect job seekers and companies from a variety of industries in our area. It’s a great opportunity for businesses that need to fill immediate vacancies, and for job seekers who can explore multiple jobs in one event.”
The deadline for businesses to register as job fair participants in September 30.
“APG Chesapeake is proud to be part of the Chesapeake Job Fair. The Chesapeake College Job Fair is a great resource for our residents and the local business community. Partnering with Chesapeake Community College on the Job Fair is part of our commitment to the residents of the communities we serve. Through partnerships we help strengthen our communities,” said Inside Sales Manager Margaret Courtney of APG Media of Chesapeake.
Representatives from various programs at Chesapeake, the USWIB and Maryland Department of Labor will also be on hand to discuss workforce training options, some of which are eligible for grant funding.
"Chesapeake College is the hub for economic development in our service area and we're pleased to bring employers and job candidates together for this event," said Chesapeake College President Cliff Coppersmith. "We work closely with regional businesses and adapt our programs to prepare our students for successful employment. Our partnerships with industry leaders ensure the economic health of the Eastern Shore."
Attendees should bring their resumes and dress for success. Representatives from WIB will offer a free pre-fair job preparation seminar from 2 to 3 pm in HPAC – Room 131. For more information, contact email@example.com.