Dozens of Job Seekers Attend Local Job Fair

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BELVIDERE (WIFR) -- Dozens of people showed up for a local job fair.

Dozens of job seekers came out to the annual career expo in Belvidere where more than 40 employers staffing and training agencies were featured. That includes places like Kelley’s Market. Some job seekers say it’s been difficult to find a job even with years of necessary experience.

“I’m finding that without having a bachelor’s degree, a lot of doors are closing even with having all that experience. I’m surprised but that’s just the way it is right now,” said job seeker Kathleen Hansen.
If you missed today’s fair, there will be another chance to look for a job at the Belvidere Chamber of Commerce’s annual Bo-Co Expo that’s scheduled for this Saturday.

BELVIDERE (WIFR) -- The Workforce Connection will hold its annual January Career Expo and Job Fair this Thursday (January 30th) from 12-4pm at the Community Building Complex in Belvidere.

More than forty employers, employment and staffing agencies and education and training providers have reserved booth space for the job fair. More than 800 people attended last year’s event. Employment and training opportunities are available in manufacturing, health care, customer service, logistics, clerical, sales and other job sectors.

The job fair is held each year in conjunction with the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Bo-Co Expo, scheduled for Saturday, February 1st. Employers still interested in participating in the job fair can still do so by contacting The Workforce Connection at 815-395-6688.

The Workforce Connection is a partnership of state and federally funded employment and training programs, economic development agencies and educational entities committed to providing a workforce that meets the needs of the area’s business community.

The Workforce Connection One-Stop Centers in Rockford, Freeport and Belvidere provide one contact for employers to find workers and for job-seekers to receive training, education and employment services.

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