QUINCY -- Those looking for a job have the opportunity to meet with potential employers Thursday at the Region's Largest Career Fair on the John Wood Community College campus.
The event, sponsored by John Wood Community College, WGEM and The Herald-Whig, runs from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at the college's Student Activity Center.
"The career fair provides a platform for (job seekers) to learn about the jobs employers are currently looking to fill," said Herald-Whig Marketing Manager Eric Wait. "Employers can have the opportunity to tell their company's story."
Wait said that career fairs offer advantages that job seekers normally don't receive when applying for a job online. He said that Thursday's event will give employers and job seekers the opportunity to meet face-to-face and discuss a company's culture, history and offered benefits, among other things.
"It's a win-win situation for both," said Wait.
Thirty employers will be on hand to meet prospective applicants. Wait said that the career fair is a good place to find jobs regardless of whether an individual is looking for a new job or a new career.
"Historically, career fairs have always resulted with individuals in our community being able to find employment," said Wait.
Wait said that he expects several hundred people to attend the event, and they will find a diverse selection of potential employers.
"There's going to be multiple business industries being ?featured," said Wait, noting that the employers who have registered for the event represent manufacturing, health care, financial as well as many other industries.
For a complete list of employers that will be available for job seekers to speak with at the regions Largest Career Fair, visit whig.com/careerfair.