Chamber hosts Regional Job Fair

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Daily News-Record, is hosting its Regional Job Fair on Thursday, March 17, noon to 6 p.m. at the Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene, 1871 Boyers Road in Harrisonburg. This event is brought to you by the Shenandoah Valley Energy Partnership and the Workforce Investment Board.

The Chamber invites local businesses that are planning to hire in 2011 to exhibit at the event. Employers will have the opportunity to recruit from a large pool of qualified applicants.

“Attendance at the fair has grown every year,” says Frank Tamberrino, Chamber President and CEO. “With the unemployment rate holding steady at 6.7% in Harrisonburg and 5.4% in Rockingham County, we anticipate the trend will continue this year. In 2010, more than 1000 jobseekers took advantage of the Regional Job Fair.

The Chamber will offer a new service to attendees at the event this year. Career coaches will be available to provide guidance that will help jobseekers make a great personal impression and job connection. 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 the National College and the Virginia Employment Commission.

Booth space at the Job Fair includes an 8″ x 10” space, one table, and two chairs. The cost to exhibit is $100 for non-members and $50 for Chamber members. Admission to this event is free and open to the public. For more information or to register as an exhibitor, visit the Chamber’s website at or call 540.434.3862.

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