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Employer participation is doubled for Thursday’s Glen Oaks job fair – April 11 Venue is moved to college’s gymnasium to accommodate employers and participants

Jobseekers will have the opportunity to meet employers at what is expected to be the largest job fair
in St. Joseph County on Thursday, April 11, at Glen Oaks Community College.

“We have doubled the number of employers who are participating in the event over last year and had to move the
fair from the concourse to the gymnasium,” said Mary Kay Balaguer, director of business services for GOCC. “We
have over 45 employers registered for the event.”

The event is made possible through a partnership between Michigan Works!, the St. Joseph County Department of
Human Services and Glen Oaks Community College. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Glen Oaks Community
College at 62249 Shimmel Rd., in Centreville, and is free and open to the public.

“Businesses who have registered for the event have either current openings or anticipate openings,” said Balaguer.
“Employers may be looking to fill one or 100 positions. They may be looking to fill full-time or part-time positions,
and the positions may be permanent, temporary and/or seasonal.”

“This is a great opportunity for job seekers to connect with employers,” said Jan Reed, community resource
coordinator – Cass and St. Joseph County Department of Human Services. “The free event is held each spring and
affords employers the opportunity to meet qualified, talented and diverse applicants.”

“The annual Job Fair held at Glen Oaks is one of the largest job fairs in the county,” said Kathy Olsen, Michigan
Works, marketing and community information coordinator. “With signs of the economy improving and with
graduation approaching, we are expecting a good turnout from the community.”

A list of participating employers can be found at