Glen Oaks to host St. Joe county's largest job fair

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What is typically the largest job fair in St. Joseph County takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Glen Oaks Community College, Thursday, April 23.

More than 35 employers have registered for the event and all of them have current openings or anticipate openings soon. A list of participating employers can be found at this website.

"Employers may be planning on filling one position or multiple positions which may be full-time or part-time, and they could be permanent, temporary and/or seasonal,” says Val Juergens, executive director of communications and marketing for Glen Oaks Community College.

For those who want to brush up on their interviewing skills, there will be a pre-job fair workshop from 10 a.m. till noon Monday, April 20, in the Dresser Business Development Auditorium on the Glen Oaks Campus. Participants will receive tips for navigating the job fair and advice on developing a sales pitch. Each attendee will receive a $25 voucher for interview clothing that can be used at Goodwill, Salvation Army or Building Hope Store.

"This is a great opportunity for job seekers to connect with employers,” says Juergens. "The free event is held each spring and affords employers the opportunity to meet qualified, talented and diverse applicants.”

The 2015 Job Fair is made possible through a partnership between Michigan Works!, the St. Joseph County Department of Human Services and Glen Oaks Community College. It will take place in the gymnasium at Glen Oaks Community College, 62249 Shimmel Rd., in Centreville. It is free and open to the public.
Valorie Juergens, Glen Oaks Community College 
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