Business representatives line up for career fair

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Today is the day for local job-seekers to meet with a variety of prospective employers during the inaugural Career Fair at the Show Me Center.

Sponsored by the Southeast Missourian and sejobsonline.com, the fair will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Representatives from more than 20 area businesses, not-for-profit groups and the military will be on hand to distribute information and make presentations.

In addition, participants can practice their interviewing skills and bring their resumes for advice from experts.

Event coordinator Nancy Grand, recruitment specialist at the Southeast Missourian, said the fair will help employers meet their recruitment needs and allow job-seekers to explore their options and network.

A special Career Fair section in the Southeast Missourian will be available at the event. The section contains articles on subjects like how to interview effectively, factors to consider in evaluating a job offer and how to dress for success.

Participating groups include AFLAC, At Home America, Cape County Regional Dialysis Center, Disability Determinations, Edward Jones, Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America, Havco Wood Products, Home & Garden Party, Huddle House, Metro Business College, MidAmerica Hotels Corporation, Missouri Veterans Home, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Rainsoft, Reliable Life Insurance Company, Rust Communications, Saint Francis Medical Center, Spherion, Workforce Architects, Thorngate, U.S. Army, Wells Fargo Financial, Western-Southern Life Insurance, Workforce Employment Solutions and Yellow Book USA.

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