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WAGES sets career fair for June 30

By Laura Collins
Published in News on June 7, 2010 1:46 PM

Employers and employees are invited to attend the upcoming WAGES Career Fair on June 30.

The fair, which is from noon to 3 p.m. at Herman Park Center, is geared toward anyone looking for a job, looking to hire or just looking to network. Rob Das, WAGES assistant director for Community Services Block Grant, said officials expect to have 40-50 potential employers in attendance and about 500 job-seekers.

"All kinds of businesses will be represented there from manufacturing, industrial, retail, sales, insurance and banking," he said. "This is going to be the only opportunity that we know of that is geared toward everyone in the community. You might be just out of high school or are college graduates or job changers."

Das said businesses can still register for the fair, and should consider it even if they aren't currently hiring.

"It's a great place to meet a wide variety of potential candidates," he said. "Even if you don't have an opening at the present time, it'll be good to fill up their files."

Das said job candidates should "dress for success" and bring their resumes. Also during the fair, there will be three 30-minute seminars. The seminars will be conducted by Lorie Waller, Wayne Community College coordinator of cooperative education and the WORKS lab coordinator. The noon seminar will cover resume writing; the 1 p.m. seminar will cover networking; and the 2 p.m. seminar will cover interview skills.

With so many businesses represented in one place, Das encourages anyone looking for a job to attend the fair.

"It will be a very efficient way to get some face time or some networking time with perspective employers," he said.