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Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair at Oppenheim Park

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Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:35 pm

The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair next Thursday, Oct. 15, at Oppenheim Park for those seeking employment. More than 20 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.

“Our mini career fair held outside of our WorkSourceOne office at Trott was a tremendous success, so we wanted to find a way to expand it further for both job seekers and employers,” said Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch, chairman of the community service committee and a small business owner whose company will be participating in the event. “I commend our WorkSourceOne team for coming up with this creative approach of using Oppenheim Park to ensure we can adhere to COVID-19 protocols.”

Director of Employment and Training Donald Jablonksi said the event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in Oppenheim Park, located at 2713 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield. Businesses will use the picnic shelters to display information and meet with job seekers. No appointment is necessary.

“Our mini career fair attracted close to 100 job seekers and several people walked away with jobs on the spot,” Jablonski said. “The pandemic has caused some very difficult economic times, but there are employers looking for good people. For those looking for a job, join us at the Oppenheim Park career fair and let’s get you in front of those employers.”

Download a list of confirmed companies for the event and the positions they are seeking to fill. (PDF)

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