The City of Salem is sponsoring its second job fair of the year on Wednesday, April 10, in the Community Room at the Salem Civic Center, 1001 Roanoke Blvd. This event is open to the public and runs from noon to 5 p.m. As the need for skilled employees in the region continues to grow, prospective employers are finding these job fairs to be excellent ways of securing qualified applicants.
The size of the upcoming job fair is expected to be twice as large as previous ones that were held in recent months. Over 40 businesses, offering a wide range of available jobs, will be in attendance and some employers indicate they are poised to make offers on the same day. In addition to job opportunities, the job fair will offer resume workshops and interview tips.
The event is an extension of the City of Salem’s Workforce Development Council, that consists of representatives from Salem City Council, Virginia Western Community College, Salem City Public Schools, Salem City School Board, business owners and leaders, Economic Development Authority members, millennials and high school students. The council’s focus is to create a workforce to meet the current and future needs in Virginia’s Blue Ridge region.
In addition, Salem High School students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives of the organizations in attendance to explore careers that are available in the valley. We are hopeful this 10 a.m. to noon session will allow the students to find career paths that are a good fit for them.