06/27/10 — WAGES to host career fair

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WAGES to host career fair

By Staff Reports
Published in News on June 27, 2010 1:50 AM

Wayne Action Group for Economic Solvency, Inc., WAGES, is having a Career Fair at the Herman Park Center on Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. All job seekers are welcome to come and meet prospective employers for networking and interviews.

In these economic times, there are millions who are underemployed or working part time when they would prefer a full-time position, said Rob Das, assistant director for Community Service Block Grant at WAGES.

"Attending the WAGES career fair is an efficient way to get some face time with representatives of a number of local companies," he said. "We expect to have displays from a variety of medical, industrial, sales and financial services organizations that are looking to hire the best and brightest candidates they can find."

The job fair will offer skill-sharpening seminars to increase knowledge of current techniques to help applicants score an interview and land a job. Three 30-minutes sessions will be led by Lori Waller, director of cooperative education and coordinator of the WORKS Employability Lab at Wayne Community College -- at noon, on resume writing; at 1 p.m., networking, and at 2 p.m. on interview skills.

Dr. Marlee Ray, executive director of WAGES, encourages all job-seekers to attend the free career fair.

"This is great opportunity to help the community understand the diverse employment prospects available here in Wayne County and the surrounding area," she said. "Dress for success, bring copies of (a) resume and business cards, and come see the exciting opportunities available at the WAGES career fair."