In the lowest unemployment state in the country, many Grand Forks companies are working to hire people. Dozens of them turned out at the Alerus Center Thursday afternoon for a job fair that attracted about 600 people an hour and a half before it ended.
Spring is hiring season for many of Grand Forks’ retail, labor and food service companies, and many of those companies will be looking for new hires today in Grand Forks’ Alerus Center during the Job Service North Dakota Spring 2013 Job Fair.
Philip Cunningham received some bad news earlier this past week — he was among the 150 LM Wind Power employees who were laid off as the company reduced its staff, citing a downturn in wind turbine installations and uncertainty about government support for renewable energy.
Job fair at Alerus Center attracts 45 local businesses, hundreds of area job seekers Since being laid off at Cirrus Design in Februrary, John Smallbeck has been job hunting and turning in applications but still hasn’t been able to get work. Smallbeck was one of the many other area residents who turned out for a job fair Tuesday afternoon in the Alerus Center in an attempt to find a job in the midst of slow economy.
Career fairs offer a good opportunity for job hunters to meet with company recruiters and explore potential employment. But simply attending a career fair does not guarantee landing a job. Performing a bit of advance preparation going into a career fair could help tip the hiring odds in your favor.
, February 19, 2009
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