Upcoming Fall Job Fair at Thomas Nelson Community College Provides Variety of Services

Published: September 19, 2008

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Virginia’s unemployment rate for July 2008 was 4.4 percent, up from 3.0 percent at the same time last year. Despite what has been and continues to be a steady increase in unemployment over the last year, there are still local employers who need to fill vital positions in their organizations. Forty such employers are expected to participate in Thomas Nelson Community College’s annual Fall Job Fair on Wednesday, October 8th at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center (PWDC), 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton.

Representatives from two of the Peninsula’s largest employers – Canon Virginia and Northrop Grumman Newport News – will join manufacturing, public service, hospitality, and retail companies at the event, from 10 am to 3 pm. Employers and potential employees will be able to exchange information, complete applications, and even participate in onsite interviews. Jobseekers will also be able to attend career success seminars on writing winning résumés, sharpening interviewing skills and finding federal employment.

The Career Resource Center at the PWDC is open to the public and available for jobseekers to make copies of résumés, use telephones, send faxes, and search for available jobs using the Virtual One Stop (VOS) job database system. A Virginia Employment Commission office is also on site to provide additional assistance and services.

Since on site interviews are possible, participants are strongly encouraged to come dressed for interviews and bring several copies of current résumés.

There are a few remaining tables available for employers who wish to participate. To receive a registration package, contact Franz Albertini, TNCC Cooperative Education Coordinator, at 757-865-5882 or albertinif@tncc.edu.

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