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First Coast Virtual Job Fair June 11-15, 2012
By Michael Corby Tue, May 15, 2012 3:04 pm EDT
Once again job seekers can take advantage of technology in their job searches with the First Coast Virtual Job Fair (VJF). The upcoming VJF begins at midnight June 11 and continues through 11:59 p.m. on June 15.
Available jobs typically range from entry-level to management positions. Job seekers will be able to view and apply for jobs by going to the WorkSource VJF site or copy/pasting www.firstcoastvirtualjobfair.org into their browsers.
In 2011, four VJF events attracted just over 12,000 job seekers applying for 2,943 posted jobs. Employers had more than 11,000 resumes to look over, with 254 of them coming from job seekers outside of Florida.
Advantages of the VJF for job-seekers include:
• No need to take time off from work or interrupt your daytime schedule.
• No standing in line.
• Twenty-four-hour access.
• Visit any time, any place where Internet access is available.
• A free Web-based training manual, the VJF Handbook, with video option, is available by going to http://fscj.edu/vjobfair/hndbk_1-1.html.
There are advantages for employers too:
• No hauling materials to an off-site location.
• No time out of the office.
• Easy set-up of your company logo and organization profile.
The VJF Handbook is provided by Florida State College at Jacksonville. The Handbook links to information on career counseling and training for workers needing to upgrade their present skills. They can learn about courses and programs to build new skills in health care, trades and industries and other high-wage, high-demand careers.
Industry, educational and media organizations can learn more about how to become involved in this exceptional response to the region’s employment needs by contacting Elizabeth Cochran-Brown at WorkSource at (904) 798-9229, ext. 2212 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WorkSource: Candace Moody 904-798-9229, ext. 2201
Florida State College: Michael Corby 904-997-2631