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The majority of the employers for the job fair are coming from Butler, Warren or Clermont counties, with two employers coming from Worthington, one from Vandalia, one from Erlanger a handful from Cincinnati.
Registration is required at the door and door prizes will be provide by participating employers. Veterans are encouraged to attend and a lanyard will be provided thanking them for their service.
We posed several questions to OhioMeansJobs-Warren County and supervisor Michael Stern provided the following answers:
Q. What is the biggest piece of advice you would give those working to prepare themselves and/or revamp their resume before attending the event?
A: “I would recommend job seekers take advantage of services available at their local OhioMeansJobs centers. We have a resume workshop every week, and also have staff that can meet in individual appointments for career and resume coaching. These services are always free of charge and available to everyone.”
Q: Which kinds of work are seeing the most growth in terms of jobs and how many companies representing those kinds of work are represented at the event?
A: “There is broad job growth across most job sectors currently. There is significant need for qualified candidates in advanced manufacturing, logistics, health care, information technology, distribution/warehousing, retail, and food service. We have multiple companies in all of those areas represented at the job fair.”
Q: What’s the single biggest challenge you hear from employers when it comes to finding new employees?
A: “In such a tight labor market, just finding enough qualified candidates to fill all the open positions remains the biggest challenge. Trying to connect the right job seekers with these companies is a significant challenge to employers and workforce development professionals.”
Q: Social media is increasingly pervasive in all fields. Which platforms should people start learning or step up their game in and why?
A: "LinkedIn continues to be a valuable tool to connect job seekers and new opportunities. While not as trendy as Snapchat or Instagram these days, Facebook remains as a strong outlet to use due to its reach and size. Both of these social media sites have advantages due to their ability to target a large and diverse pool of both job seekers and employers."