Businesses and job seekers invited to Marion Campus Job Fair

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With unemployment under 5 percent, employers are more challenged than ever to connect with highly motivated and qualified applicants. At the same time, job seekers are working to find the right company to call home. In response, Marion Technical College, The Ohio State University at Marion, Ohio Means Jobs – Marion County and iHeartMedia have again teamed up to host the 12th Annual Marion Campus Job, Internship & Education Fair in the George H. Alber Student Center Gymnasium on Thursday, March 31, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. The annual event attracts a wide variety of businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions such as Ohio State Marion, Marion Technical College and others from throughout central Ohio.

Organizers anticipate over 75 business and educational participants. Some businesses may schedule interviews or ire on the spot, so attendees should wear professional attire. This is a great opportunity to make career connections and also explore educational opportunities to add new skills to your resume.

Businesses and organizations can benefit greatly from participating in this annual event by gaining access to a highly qualified pool of applicants, with varied experiences and educational backgrounds.

“This event is a prime time to showcase what is special about your organization,” explained Marion Technical College Dean of Enrollment Services Joel Liles. “This isn’t just about hiring,” he added. “This is about marketing, making connections, and getting your company’s name in the minds of local consumers.”

According to Ohio Means Jobs – Marion Administrator Ronald Meade, “This is a great opportunity for our business community and job seekers to connect and grow our local workforce.”

Coordinator of Career Services at Ohio State Marion, Will Smith believes in addition to the opportunity for both college students and community members to connect with area employers, this is about networking.

“Sometimes it’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” Smith said paraphrasing the old adage. “This event offers the opportunity to do exactly that…to meet people who can impact your career and future connections,” he added.

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