Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announced June as American Job Fair Month to create opportunities for the workforce system, the One-Stop Career Centers, and all partners in the American Job Center Network, to promote their services to business customers. In the announcement, ETA encouraged states, local workforce investment boards, and American Job Centers nationwide to participate by sponsoring a Job Fair during the month of June.
Although KRA’s One-Stop operations…and other workforce services programs…routinely organize successful Job Fairs for the mutual benefit of their jobseeker- and business-customers, the company took the ETA request to heart, and from Connecticut to South Carolina KRA programs are gearing up to implement Job Fairs between June 7th and the end of the month. Some programs are coordinating their efforts with other community-partner agencies; one is planning a number of auxiliary activities around their Job Fair, such as a separate employment seminar for ex-offenders; and still another is hosting a targeted job-matching and recruitment event to supply pre-qualified candidates for on-the-spot interviews with two business-customers looking to fill open job slots quickly. KRA looks forward to reporting on the success of individual program job-fair events over the coming weeks.