Hamilton County Workforce Innovation Network Executive Director Robert Kneberg has listened to feedback from job seekers and companies.
As a result, HCWIN’s third virtual job fair since the COVID-19 pandemic began will be an industry-specific event focusing on engineering and advanced manufacturing. The free event, a collaboration between HCWIN and the Hamilton County Economic Development Corp., is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5.
Kneberg said employers at the job fair should have immediate openings available.
“The idea is the people that show up are there for specific positions that are offered,” Kneberg said. “We’re hoping it will be a better model because if you are a company, you are not talking to people that aren’t interested in positions and vice versa.”
Kneberg said there are eight Hamilton County employers committed, and he expects that number to grow to 10 or more.
Kneberg said job seekers tend to register in the final two days before the event. Kneberg said he anticipates about 100 to attend.
The first virtual career fair HCWIN held was a traditional hiring event with 45 companies and about 300 participants.
“It was everything from dishwashers to engineers,” Kneberg said.
The second job fair one was for employers who embedded short-term credential training programs or supported external training programs to retrain displaced workers in the county.
Along with interview opportunities, resume-writing assistance will be offered.
For more, visit hcwin.org.