OCEDP Hosts County Wide Job Fair

“Now Hiring” and “Help Wanted” signs have become a permanent fixture lately as employers are struggling to find employees.

 Every industry across Orange County needs workforce. 

Orange County Economic Development Partnership saw the need and started speaking with employers to see if there was any interest in a county-wide job fair. 

The response was a resounding YES … With 33 local employers signing up to participate in the Orange County Job Fair, hosted by OCEDP on July 29th

33 Employers Represent Orange County

We hosted the event at the Community Center in Paoli, which provided plenty of room for employers to speak with attendees and inform them of open positions. 

On-the-spot interviews were conducted by several companies resulting in a few attendees walking away with a new job! 

Several applicants were set up with interviews following the job fair.

We had employers from various backgrounds such as manufacturing, hospitality, restaurant, construction, health care, and so much more.

We greatly appreciate every business that sent representation and contributed to the success of our first job fair.

With over 65 attendees present, 8 jobs offered and accepted that we’re aware of, as of today, and numerous other interviews scheduled, we call that a success and look forward to working with our employers to host another event later in 2021. 

Be on the lookout for details to come and be sure to follow OCEDP on social media for updates!

The local WorkOne office was able to provide an abundance of resources to attendees seeking employment opportunities or ways to acquire additional skills or training. We will be working with them to provide upcoming workshops to get job-seekers prepared for future job opportunities. 

Click here for more Work One resources.

A quote from one of our partners:

"The job fair was able to provide qualified candidates and we were able to hire for most of our open positions. The event ran smoothly and was filled with many local companies seeking employees. It was a great event and we can’t wait for the next one!"

-Jill King, Boston International

A Helping Hand

OCEDP would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to the gentlemen from the Town of Paoli that lent a helping hand to set up the space!  

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