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Regional job fair planned Sept. 15 at Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville


Individuals from across the St. Louis region in search of new career opportunities are invited to attend the upcoming Jobs Plus 2016 Regional Job Fair, where an estimated 50-plus employers will be seeking talent to fill hundreds of job openings region-wide.

Set for Thursday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, the event will present job seekers with the opportunity to learn about employment opportunities in a wide assortment of industries, ranging from health care, hospitality and education to transportation, utilities and the trades. The job fair is free to the public and will be beneficial for high school graduates, those with advanced degrees and anyone in between.

Fair attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and bring along their resumes. They can visit to see the growing list of participating employers and a summary of the types of positions available. During the event, representatives from participating employers 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.

Job-seekers interested in learning more about the Jobs Plus 2016 Regional Job Fair can contact Rick Stubblefield with the St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department, at (618) 825-3259 or via e-mail at Job seekers are also encouraged to visit and for additional information.

Sponsoring agencies are:

• AARP Foundation/Work Search Program

• Illinois Department of Employment Security

• Illinois Department of Human Services

• Lewis and Clark Community College

• Madison-Bond Workforce Investment Board

• Madison County Employment & Training Department

• Mid America Workforce Investment Board

• Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

• Southwestern Illinois College

• St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department Workforce Development Group.

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