The Jefferson County Job Fair is scheduled for May 31 at Arnold | Local events

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If you’re looking for a job or considering a new one, the Jefferson County job fair, scheduled for Wednesday, May 31, is the place to be.

The fifth annual Jefferson County job fair will be held from 3-6 p.m. at the Fox Service Center, 849 Gifco Blvd., in Arnold and will provide job seekers with an opportunity to connect with potential employers.

Presenting Sponsor is Express Employment Professionals. Other sponsors include Leader Publications, the Arnold Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson College, Fox C-6 School District, the City of Arnold, and this year’s new sponsor, Jefferson County Library.

Last year, the job fair was held in October, but it was moved to May this year to allow companies to find summer employees, said Peggy Scott, publisher of Leader Publications.

A variety of companies will operate employee booths with representatives who will talk with potential employees, take resumes and answer questions. There will be some employer exhibits outside.

Scott said it is an opportunity for job seekers to meet with many employers in one day, and many of those employers will be making job offers on that day.

She said those looking for jobs should bring their resume and dress for a job interview.

Laura Warner, director of workforce and employment services at Jefferson College, said staff will be willing to help applicants update their resumes for free.

“In terms of being prepared, I recommend getting a resume (although we’ll be reviewing resumes that day, too); reviewing employers who will be attending and having a plan for who you want to visit; dressing professionally and practicing a ‘short elevator pitch’ to introduce yourself,” Warner said. to the business owner. For example, “Good afternoon. I’m Laura Warner with project management experience. I see that you are looking for some positions that match my team leadership, communication and product development skills. I’d like to know more about what you have to offer. ”

The college has a functional wardrobe and will have event representatives to assist job seekers with any clothing needs.

“We’re planning on picking from the Career Cabinet,” Warner said. “The closet consists of gently used work clothes that are donated from the community. We offer these items free of charge to those who need professional clothes for an interview or job. The right attire can give a person the confidence they need in an interview or starting a new job. We are pleased to be able to Providing this service to the participants in the recruitment fair.

There’s a professional photographer who will be at the event to take free head shots, Scott said, so applicants will have nice, up-to-date photos for social media, such as LinkedIn.

She said most employers will look at applicants’ social media pages.

Jefferson County Library employees said they are excited to be a sponsor of this year’s job fair.

“The library has been a part of the Job Fair promotion since its inception, and it made sense to become a full partner in this amazing event for our community,” said Meredith McCarthy, Arnold Branch Manager. “We’ll be at the event with job fair packages that can be taken home and filled with resources for job seekers. We’ll also share information on how to access library resources, and we’ll sign eligible attendees for library cards right away.”

McCarthy said she has seen how a job fair can help people walk their dream career path, adding that the library places a high value on equipping people who are entering or rejoining the workforce or making a career change.

She said the library offers a wealth of resources for job seekers. Online databases include Resume and Cover Letter Builder from Learning Express; ONet, which facilitates career exploration; BrainFuse’s VetNow, which supports veterans entering civilian jobs; resources for digital and computer skills; and more. The library provides computers available to the public. People can also check wifi hotspot to take home.

The library has resume building lessons as well. The Arnold branch will have a resume and cover letter builder class on May 17th.

Employers who wish to have a booth at the job fair must register by May 17.

Lots of employers are looking for employees to fill their staffing needs, said Margie Sammons, event organizer and director of the Arnold Chamber of Commerce. She has already received some inquiries from vendors and residents about the upcoming job fair.

Employers who wish to participate should contact them leader Newspaper or contact salesperson leader Office at 636-931-7560. Employers can also register online at Click the blue bar below the job fair flyer.

A portion of every seller package sold benefits Arnold’s Chamber of Commerce.

The first-ever Leaders Recruitment Fair in 2019 was a resounding success, attracting more than 500 job seekers. In 2020 the event was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic but returned in 2024 and 2024.

A special section will be published on May 25th leader With detailed information about job fair activities, schedules and companies that will participate.