Chamber to host Regional Job Fair on March 15th

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Daily News-Record, will host its Regional Job Fair on Thursday, March 15, 2012, noon to 6 p.m. at the Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene, 1871 Boyers Road, on the corner of Port Republic Road, in Harrisonburg.

“We have a diverse representation of area employers, as we have in past years. Our local economy remains strong and vibrant, and companies have been hiring this year,” says Frank Tamberrino, President of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. Employers already committed to attend include Truck Enterprises, Dynamic Aviation, Home Instead Senior Care, Adecco, Kelly Services and a dozen others. “There were thirty-five employers and seven support services represented last year, and we expect to equal or exceed that number this year,” remarked Tamberrino.

The event is just a few weeks away and booth space is filling up quickly. Last year’s job fair had more than 1000 job seekers so if your company is looking to fill positions, this is the place to be! Back this year is the “Coaching Corner”, a free coaching session that will help job seekers step up their game prior to visiting with potential employers! Career coaches will also be available to provide guidance that will help attendees make a great personal impression and job connection. And new this year will be on-the-spot résumé assistance and computer availability for printing résumés or filling out online applications.

A free shuttle service, sponsored by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and National College, will also be available, making it even more convenient for jobseekers to attend. Stops will include National College, 1515 Country Club Road, and the Virginia Employment

Commission (located behind Valley Mall). The first shuttle will depart National College at 11:00 a.m., and the last will depart from the Job Fair at 6:00 p.m.

For more information, or to view a complete list of exhibitors, visit our website at www.hrchamber.org or call 540-434-3862.


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