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Charlottesville Community Career Conference Announced
9/5/2012

Inaugural Event will Connect Job Seekers to Employers
 
On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 from 9am to 3pm at John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville area job seekers will have an opportunity to network and learn how to move up the career ladder. The first Charlottesville Community Career Conference is an all-day event to help job seekers market themselves to top employers in the local community.
 
There will be panel discussions on six of the major industries, including: entrepreneurship, healthcare, hospitality/tourism, retail/restaurant, staffing,and technology/defense. These discussions will be led by industry experts from some of the most prominent companies in Charlottesville, including Adams & Garth, Adecco, Boar's Head Inn, UVA Health System, and Martha Jefferson Hospital. Educational institutions such as Piedmont Virginia Community College, National College, and Averett University will also be onsite to talk to attendees about enrichment opportunities in the area.
 
The career conference will feature a job seeker resource area, co-sponsored by the Daily Progress and Monster.com. Throughout the day, attendees can visit the resource area to get help with résumé review, interviewing and online job searching. Community resource agencies will also be available to offer information on employment services.
 
The event is free and open to the public. However, pre-registration is recommended to ensure that job seekers get to attend the industry panel discussions of their choice. For more information or to pre-register, CLICK HERE.
 
Some spots are also still available for employers interested in participating. For more information, please contact Hollie Lee at
leeh@charlottesville.org or 434-970-3117.
 
The job fair is sponsored by the City of Charlottesville in partnership with the County of Albemarle, the Adult Learning Center, the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services, the International Rescue Committee, OAR, National College, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Piedmont Workforce Network, the Virginia Employment Commission, and the Virginia Workforce Center.     
 
 


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