The Highland Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the city of Highland, will be hosting its first-ever Highland Works career fair on Friday, Nov. 6 and is looking to sign up potential employers.
“Highland Works is a collaborative effort between the city of Highland and the Highland Chamber of Commerce to serve the needs of our growing businesses. It is a great opportunity to collect resumes and assess candidates face-to-face,” said said Nancie Zobrist, executive director of the Highland Chamber of Commerce.
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Weinheimer Community Center, 1100 Main St. in Highland.
Registration, which is free, is now open for government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and for-profit employers. The registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 28.
Businesses will have exposure to high school students, college students from four area colleges and universities as well as under-employed and unemployed community members.
“This is not only great for the employers but also for the candidates,” Zobrist said. “We all know that resumes don’t tell the whole story and face-to-face interactions can make a big impact.”
All registered employers receive a covered table, two chairs, and their named mentioned in all advertising materials. Employers are encouraged to bring application forms and/or job descriptions. Brochures, fliers, business cards and/or any other promotional organizational material, as well as a list of current or future job openings.
Organizers hope to make the career fair a bi-annual event.
“We intend to host a similar event in the spring, when we will be able to attract new graduates back into the community as they begin their adult careers,” Zobrist said.