Area job seekers can connect with 60 employers at Centralia College’s 25th Annual Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the TransAlta Commons. This free event is open to students, graduates, and community members who are actively looking for employment.
All employers attending the Job Fair plan to hire within six months. Nearly half of the employers are new to this event. Local and regional employers will discuss part-time, full-time and seasonal opportunities.
“Many businesses are using the fair to interview potential employees on the spot,” said Monica Brummer, coordinator of the job fair. “One business is hoping to recruit 20 employees.”
New employers this year include A Glass Enterprise, Braun Northwest, Eugenia Center, Fastenal, Gardner Trucking, Merit Logistics, Sierra Pacific, Sorenson Transport Co., Starbucks, and Title Guaranty. Six additional healthcare businesses are new, as well.
“We recruited employers who match the college’s programs,” Brummer said. “Businesses will be recruiting diesel mechanics, welders, medical assistants, business managers, accountants, educators, and law enforcement personnel, to name a few.”
Those seeking employment should be dressed in business attire with updated resumes in-hand. The college is offering resume workshops this month and is building a career closet as well. Brummer suggests attendees leave distractions, such as cell phones, pets and children, at home, and attend with confidence in their skills and abilities.
For more information, visit www.centralia.edu/jobresources/jobfair/ and Centralia College Student Job Center on Facebook.