CorridorWORKS Career Fair this Thursday

4/24/2012

Corridor Job Seekers Hope to Find Perfect Match at the CorridorWORKS Career Fair

More than 90 local employers will attend the CorridorWORKS Career Fair, Thursday, April 26, from 4-7 p.m., at the Michael J Gould Kirkwood Recreation Center, to talk about current and upcoming job opportunities at their organizations.

Registered employers have a wide range of opportunities available, from landscaping and law enforcement to nursing and office-based openings, and are seeking full-time, part-time, seasonal and intern-level employees.

“Career fairs, the CorridorWORKS event in particular, are very important in helping area unemployed and under-employed find work,” said Danielle Ebaugh, Career Services coordinator at Kirkwood Community College and organizer of the CorridorWORKS event. “Employers and future employees can network face-to-face. It’s a great opportunity to make a lasting impression.”

Sponsored by the National Career Readiness Certificate and facilitated through a partnership among Kirkwood Community College, IowaWORKS (Cedar Rapids and Iowa City), the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, the Iowa City Area Development Group, Mount Mercy University, the New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Cornell College, ITT Technical Institute, Kaplan University, Upper Iowa University, Coe College and the University of Iowa, the CorridorWORKS Career Fair attracts 90-plus employers annually and more than 1,000 job seekers.

Career fair participants will have the opportunity to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate, a credential used by 150 local employers to locate potential employees with excellent core skills, such as reading comprehension, mathematics and locating information.

“National Career Readiness Certificate representatives will be available at the CorridorWORKS Career Fair to discuss the credential and help job seekers take a next step,” Ebaugh said.

For a list of registered employers and more information, go to www.kirkwood.edu/corridorworks.