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Employers invited to register for “Highland Works” career fair

The Highland Works Career Fair last fall had 18 companies participate and was attended by more than 70 job seekers.
The Highland Works Career Fair last fall had 18 companies participate and was attended by more than 70 job seekers.

The Highland Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the city of Highland, is hosting the second Highland Works bi-annual career fair on Friday, March 18.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Weinheimer Community Center, 1100 Main St. in Highland.

Registration is now open for government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and for-profit employers. 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.

“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. This is not only great for the employers but also for the candidates. We all know that resumes don’t tell the whole story and face-to-face interactions can make a big impact.” said Nancie Zobrist, executive director of the Highland Chamber of Commerce. “We intend for this spring career fair will attract new graduates back into the community as they begin their adult careers.”

The Highland Works Career Fair last fall had 18 companies participate and was attended by more than 70 job seekers.

All registered employers receive a covered table, two chairs, and their named mentioned in all advertising materials. Companies can register by calling the Highland Chamber of Commerce at 654-3721 or sending an email to nancie@highlandillinois.com.

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