Over 50 area employers will participate in the largest job fair in St. Joseph County on Thursday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Glen Oaks Community College. Those seeking jobs will have the opportunity to meet employer representatives to learn about and apply for positions that are currently open.

“Over 50 employers are registered for the event,” said Paul Aivars, director of business outreach and services for Glen Oaks Community College.  “Businesses participating in the Job Fair either have current openings or anticipate openings. Employers may be planning on filling one position or multiple positions which may be full-time or part-time, and they could be permanent, temporary and/or seasonal.”

The event is made possible through a partnership between Michigan Works Southwest!, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Glen Oaks Community College. It will take place in the Ken Schuler Court, the college’s gymnasium, at 62249 Shimmel Rd., in Centreville, Mich. The event is free and open to the public.

“This is a great opportunity for job seekers to connect with employers,” said Aivars. “The event is held each spring and affords employers the opportunity to meet qualified, talented and diverse applicants.”

Pre-Job Fair Workshop – Mon., Apr. 17
A Pre-Job Fair workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 17 in the Dresser Business Development Auditorium on the Glen Oaks Campus to help job seekers prepare for the job fair. Participants will receive tips for navigating the event and advice on developing a sales pitch in addition to fine tuning their soft skills. The presenters are from Michigan Works Southwest!  Attendees will receive a $25 voucher for interview clothing.

A list of participating employers for the job fair can be found at: glenoaks.edu, under the Business and Industry/Job Fair tabs.