COLLINSVILLE – Individuals in search of new career opportunities are encouraged to make plans to attend the upcoming Jobs Plus 2014 Jobs Fair set for Thursday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville.
The event will give job seekers the chance to meet with employers from across the St. Louis region.
The fair is free and open to the public.
“With so many area residents in search of employment, the Jobs Plus 2014 Job Fair will give individuals the chance to meet with some of the region’s largest employers,” said Mark Kern, St. Clair County Board chairman. “All job seekers – from high school graduates to those with advanced degrees – who are looking to jumpstart their careers are encouraged to mark their calendars to attend this great event.”
Fair attendees are invited to dress for success and bring along their resumes to share with prospective employers, who will be accepting resumes and conducting onsite interviews.
For those interested in submitting applications online, a free WI-FI connection will be available throughout the entire venue.
The event will also feature free interpretation services for the hearing impaired and Spanish-speaking attendees, along with a resource room where attendees can take advantage of free copy services and computer access.
In addition, job seekers will have the chance to take part in a special workshop highlighting “How to Make a Job Fair Work for You.”
Attendees can also learn about the Transitional Occupation Relational Quotient, which provides an analysis of the knowledge, skills and abilities of the job seeker in order to identify occupations that could easily utilize transferrable skills, helping to broaden the job search.
TORQ also pulls job postings from various job boards and is automatically refreshed with each visit to the link that is unique to each individual.
For more information contact Rick Stubblefield, with the St. Clair County Workforce Development Group, at (618) 825-3259 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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PARTICIPATING COMPANIES – Jobs Plus ’14
AARP – SCSEP
Agency for Community Transit (ACT)
Auffenberg Dealer Group
The Bank of Edwardsville
Basler Electric Company
Blue Dog Publishing
Center Ethanol Company
Clean the Uniform Company
Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services
Express Employment Professionals
FedEx Ground/Home Delivery
H & R Block
Harris IT Services
Home Instead Senior Care
Hospital Sisters Health System
Illinois Central School Bus
Illinois Department of Employment Security
Lewis & Clark Community College
Madison County Employment and Training
Madison County Veterans Assistance Comm.
Mid America Workforce Investment Board
Progressive Recovery Inc.
Scott Credit Union
Securitas Security Services
Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation
Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
Southwestern Illinois College
St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Dept.
St. Clair County Veterans Assistance Comm.
Strano & Associates Real Estate
Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
Union Pacific Railroad
Public & School Bus Drivers
Valet and Servers
Sale Consultants and Sales Support Representatives
Financial Services Professionals
Tellers and Lobby Staff
Sales Managers and Account Executives
Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians Logistics Technicians
Seasonal Delivery Drivers
Caregivers, CNAs, and Home Helpers
Transit Services Managers
Shipping & Receiving
Patient Registration Clerks
LPNs and RNs
Health Center Managers
Program Service Representatives
Recruiters and Trainers
Windows Systems Administrators
Unix Systems Administrators
Software Security Engineer
Automotive Sales & Services