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Several hiring employers in need of workers has led to an impromptu job fair Wednesday at OhioMeansJobs-Butler County, according to the local job center operators.
More than 25 area companies from a variety of local industries have already signed up to participate, including the recently expanded Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus, Turtlecreek Twp. racino Miami Valley Gaming, new hotel and banquet center Holiday Inn/Centre Park of West Chester, Liberty Center retailer Forever 21, Hamilton auto parts manufacturer ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America Inc., staffing agency Manpower, and more, according to OhioMeansJobs.
Job seekers can apply at the event in-person from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 23, at the job center, which is located at 4631 Dixie Hwy. (Ohio 4) in Fairfield.
“It should be a great job fair for anyone. There’s so many great employers who will be there,” said Melissa O’Brien, business services liaison for OhioMeansJobs-Butler. “Obviously, there is a need for workers.”
Attendees are advised to bring multiple copies of their resume and to dress to impress.
For more information, contact the Butler County job center at 513-785-6500.
According to economic experts and local government agencies that provide job matching services, unemployment has fallen enough that the job market no longer favors the employer, the Journal-News has previously reported.
Unemployment rates in Ohio (now 4.9 percent) and Greater Cincinnati are sitting at the lowest levels in more than a decade, according to data maintained by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
LOCAL HOSPITAL HIRING
Middletown hospital Atrium Medical Center won’t be part of the OhioMeansJobs event, but that’s because it’s hosting its own job fair Wednesday, March 23.
Atrium’s hiring event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the hospital, located at One Medical Center Drive, in Middletown.
Job opportunities include professional and entry-level positions for clinical and non-clinical operations, according to Atrium.
Applicants are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resume to meet with hiring managers, who will be on-hand to discuss job opportunities in the following fields: environmental services, imaging, laboratory, medical assistant, experienced nursing, nutrition services, occupational and physical therapy, patient access, pharmacy, social work and surgical technology.
“This job fair is one of the ways we invest in our community,” said Carol Turner, president and chief executive officer of Atrium Medical Center, in a written statement. “By inviting local job seekers to meet face-to-face with our hiring managers, it is our goal to match qualified candidates with jobs that can be fulfilling careers.”
Atrium is Middletown’s second largest employer of about 1,500 people, according to information previously provided by the hospital.