Region's Largest Job and Career Fair offers chance to connect

Posted: Sep. 13, 2017 9:40 am Updated: Sep. 13, 2017 9:43 am

QUINCY -- Job hunters and potential employers have the opportunity to come together Thursday at the Region's Largest Job and Career Fair on the John Wood Community College campus.

The event, sponsored by JWCC, WGEM and The Herald-Whig, runs from 4 to 7 p.m. at the college's Student Activity Center.

More than 20 employers will be on hand to meet with prospective employees. Herald-Whig Marketing Manager Eric Wait says that is one of the advantages of taking part in the fair.

"Career fairs are a great opportunity for individuals to meet and talk directly," he said. "If you're looking for a job, you can fill out a resume and meet directly with people who are part of the hiring process. If you're an employer, you can meet with someone and have a good idea in a short period of time whether they might be a good fit for your company."

Wait said the fair offers opportunities across a wide spectrum of professions.

"There are quite a few different employers represented," Wait said. "There are health care to manufacturers to financial."

Several hundred people are expected to attend the event, one of two held each year.

"At the end of the day, actually talking to someone is very important in my mind," Wait said. "Social media is great, but there is no substitute for face-to-face contact."

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