As reported on Daily Mail.com
More than 40 companies, including Suddenlink, Constellium Rolled Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Macy’s and Thomas Health Systems will participate in Charleston Newspapers’ 2014 Fall Job Fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the upper lobby of the Charleston Civic Center.
Marcia Thomas, recruitment manager for Charleston Newspapers, is excited about this year’s event, which she said has generated lots of interest among local companies looking to hire new workers.
“We have probably 15 more participating employers, or companies, than last year,” Thomas said. “They’re seeing our promo (ads) and they’re calling us left and right to participate.”
Social media sites, such as Facebook, also have played a role in catching the interest of regional businesses, where those in charge of hiring have responded positively to the opportunity to participate in such a large fair.
“National Travel is new this year; we’re happy to have them,” said Thomas, adding that Mardi Gras Casino and Resort will be back at the job fair for 2014.
More medical companies also will be participating in the Gazette-Mail event today, such as Genesis, Charleston Gardens, and Caring Senior Services. Thomas said she is happy to see more of the medical companies participating in the job fair this year.
Participating companies are looking to fill a wide variety of positions in many different industries — from temporary workers for the holidays, to part- and full-time workers.
There will be giveaways for both the companies and the job seekers in attendance.
The full list of participating businesses is: Stonerise Healthcare, Meadowbrook, Affiliate Services, United Talent, WesBanco, Patton Building, NY Life, Express Personnel, Casci, GMS, Rite-Aid, Adecco, Prestera Center, Security America, WKLC Rock, Ticketmaster, Suddenlink, Panera, Goodwill, IBEX Global, Mardi Gras, FLSmidth, Constellium Rolled Products, Charleston Gardens, Caring Senior Services, NGK Spark Plugs, Compliance Staffing Agency, Bluefield Regional Medical Center, Bath Fitter, Murray Energy, CKR Interactive/Genesis, Lexycon, Macy’s, Blizzard Custom Cycle, GeStamp, Best Buy, Thomas Health Systems, West Virginia DHHR, US Food Services and Charleston Newspapers.
“It’s going to be a positive and successful event,” Thomas said.
Between 300 and 400 job-seekers typically come through the fair, seeking employment opportunities.
Thomas has advice for those who plan to attend today’s event: “Be prepared. You want to make a good first impression,” she said. “Dress neatly and bring your resume. Be ready to meet face-to-face and talk with employers.”
For more information, or to find out how to participate in next year’s job fair, call 304-348-4858. To view local job listings anytime, visit www.gazettemailjobs.com.
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