|Local Employers Recruiting for Over 700 Jobs at Louisville Career Expo|
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17th Annual Career Expo Expected To Draw Record Attendance
Louisville, KY – Employers and job seekers have the opportunity to connect at the Louisville Urban League’s 17th annual “Louisville Career Expo.” The event is expected to attract nearly 3,200-plus job seekers and will have over 75 exhibitors, is scheduled on Wednesday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Kentucky International Convention Center.
Traditionally one of the largest events of its kind, admission to the Louisville Career Expo is free to the public and targets adults who are 18 years of age or older. The event offers companies and employers the opportunity to: 1) meet face-to-face with large numbers of qualified job applicants; 2) diversify their workforce; and 3) build relationships to further promote their company’s objectives and mission.
According to information provided during the expo registration, approx. 65 local employers will be recruiting for over 700 jobs available now and in the coming months. In addition, 11 educational institutions will be recruiting potential students for advanced education and certification programs in high demand industries, such as healthcare, information technology, and construction.
“The Louisville Career Expo matches qualified and skilled prospective employees with great employment opportunities,” said Juanita F. Sands, director of the Louisville Urban League’s Center for Workforce Development. “While the local unemployment continues to hover near 10% Louisville’s jobseekers continue to search for positions that offer greater opportunities and growth,” she added. Nearly 60% of the 2010 expo attendees had post secondary education indicating a high number of educated candidates available to employers.
Expo offers “extras”
Attendees will arrive equipped with resumes and professionally dressed for success at this employment event. Because most employers prefer an online application process, the Expo will feature an on-site technology center enabling immediate receipt of electronic applications.
In addition to giving companies direct contact to the best of Louisville’s workforce talent pool and excellent marketing exposure, the Expo will distribute current and projected job opportunities for employers who wish to feature specific job listings. Reservations can be made for private interview spaces.
How to find out more
Jobseekers can find additional information about the Louisville Career Expo by visiting www.lul.org/CareerExpo.htm
Mission of the Louisville Urban League: As an active partner, leader and catalyst we will assist African Americans, other minority groups and the disadvantaged to attain social and economic equality and stability through direct services and advocacy. Celebrating 90 years in Louisville, the League is guided by two principals, economically stable families and successful school aged youth. The Louisville Urban League is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. For more information, go to www.lul.org.