St. Joe County's largest job fair coming up in April

More than 50 area employers will take part in the largest job fair in St. Joseph County, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 21,  at Glen Oaks Community College. It will be in the gymnasium at 62249 Shimmel Rd., in Centreville.

Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet representatives of local businesses to learn about and apply for positions that are currently open. 

"Businesses participating in the Job Fair either have current openings or anticipate openings," says Paul Aivars, director of business outreach and services for Glen Oaks Community College. "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."

A list of participating employers for the job fair can be found  under the Business and Industry/Job Fair tabs here. The job fair is free and open to the public.

There will be a workshop before the job fair from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 19 in the Dresser Business Development Auditorium on the Glen Oaks Campus. The workshop is designed to help job seekers prepare for the job fair. Participants will receive tips for navigating the event and advice on developing a sales pitch in addition to fine tuning their soft skills, says Aivars.

Each of those who attend the workshop will receive a $25 voucher for interview clothing that can be used at Goodwill, Salvation Army or Building Hope Store.

The event is made possible through a partnership between Michigan Works Southwest, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Glen Oaks Community College.

Source: Glen Oaks Community College