WILMINGTON – The Clinton County Job Fair and Community Resources will be held on Wednesday, May 3 during “Job In-Call Week” in Ohio.
The exhibit will be open to the public from 4-7 p.m. and will be held in the Expo Building at the Clinton County Fairgrounds, 958 W. Main Street, Wilmington. There is no fee to attend the event and all are welcome to attend.
There will be more than 30 local companies at the exhibition promoting more than 500 vacancies. Categories of job vacancies range from entry level, food service, and general labor to healthcare, education, transportation, and more.
“Ohio’s In-Demand Jobs Week is a statewide celebration of in-demand jobs, industries, and skills,” said Tammy Keeler, OhioMeansJobs Clinton County job developer. “We are excited about this opportunity for employers and resource agencies in our area to recruit, empower and engage job seekers and students, and to generate excitement and awareness of the careers available in our local community.”
In addition to staffing firms, you’ll also be attending more than 15 community resource organizations offering information about their services—from child care, housing, transportation, mental and behavioral health, legal aid, and more.
A full list of participating companies and resource providers can be found at www.wccchamber.com/jobs-fair.
“We realize that sometimes it’s not about finding a job — or not finding it, it’s about accessing the support systems that enable individuals to take a job,” explained Ruth Brindell, a workforce and data specialist with the Port of Clinton County Authority. “That is why we are including community resource organizations along with employers in this job fair, to provide access to resources such as transportation and child care that can provide individuals – and their families – with the services they need to enter the job market.”
The Community Job Fair is presented by the Clinton County Workforce Collaborative, an initiative of the Clinton County Port Authority, Southern Ohio Educational Services Center (SOESC), the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce, and Ohio Men’s Jobs-Clinton County.
“The Clinton County Workforce Cooperative hosted its first annual Career Exploration Fair in September 2024 and the primary audience was high school students as they prepared to enter the workforce,” said Curt Bradshaw, SOESC Assistant Superintendent.
The primary audience for the Business & Community Resource Gallery is the general public. With more than 500 jobs currently available in Clinton County, the fair is open to all community members looking for a new job, career change, or resources for potential roadblocks to employment.
“Stronger communities make stronger schools, and together we are working to build a stronger tomorrow for Clinton County and surrounding communities,” Bradshaw added.
For more information or questions, please visit wccchamber.com/job-fair or contact the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce at 937-382-2737 or [email protected]