(CENTREVILLE) – An annual job fair has been canceled for 2023.
Officials say the annual St. Joseph County Job Fair, typically held on the campus of Glen Oaks Community College in the Spring won’t be held this year.
The Job Fair is co-hosted by Michigan Works, Southwest!, the St. Joseph County Department of Health and Human Services and Glen Oaks Community College. Planners have been contemplating the future of the Job Fair over the last several years, due to the decline in job seekers attending the event.
Val Juergens, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing at Glen Oaks says in 2022 there were more employees at the Job Fair than there were job seekers. She says the reality is that unemployment is low and with changes in technology over the years, one can go directly to business websites to learn about and apply for jobs.
Juergens says applicants can target companies that are a good fit for them and with an increased number of remote jobs, especially since COVID, location may be less of a factor.
In light of the high demand in the healthcare fields, last year Glen Oaks hosted a Health and Education Career Fair inviting both employers and job seekers who were either interested in healthcare jobs or training in specific healthcare programs. The event was successful, so plans are now underway for the second annual event scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, from 10 AM to 2 PM on the grand concourse at Glen Oaks Community College.
For more information employers and health care educational institutions can register for this event online. LINKA.
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