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BCCC Job Fair set for March 27

Are you looking for a new job? Beaufort County Community College students, graduates and job-seekers will have the chance to talk with more than 20 area employers at the annual BCCC Job Fair.

For the third year in a row, the Business Job Fair will be combined with the Allied Health Career Fair that will give job-seekers the chance to talk one-on-one with potential employers and allow participants to explore careers in health care.

There will be an area where participants may complete job applications.

The combined fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27 in the multipurpose room of Building 10 on the BCCC campus.

The annual event brings business and industry leaders under one roof with job-seekers. In 2011, some 300 job-seekers attended and made contact with some 25 employers.

The event’s focus is to help students, recent graduates and others in the community make the transition from school to work by providing them with contacts with local employers who have jobs to offer, according to Sandria McFadden, director of BCCC’s Career Center.

Attendance at the combined fair is free and open to BCCC graduates, students and job-seekers in BCCC’s four-county service area of Beaufort, Hyde, Washington and Tyrrell counties.

“This is a collaborative effort to bring together employers, students, and other job seekers in one central location,” McFadden said. “With the recent downturn in the economy, a growing number of job seekers are using job fairs to connect with prospective employers. Job Fair 2012 will not only help these job seekers meet potential employers, it will also help employers find the right candidates to fill job openings in their businesses.”

Job fairs are a good way for potential employees to learn more about a business and what a particular job entails, she said. They also give firms an opportunity to evaluate and to identify true candidates for job openings.

Among the employers and agencies expected to participate in the job fair are the following: Beaufort County Schools, Carver Machine Works Inc., East Carolina University, Executive Personnel Group, Flanders Corporation, PAS, Nucor and Vidant Health.

Job seekers may visit the Career Center web page at www.beaufortccc.edu/stdserve/career/jobfair/jobfair.htm for an up-to-date list and a link to participating employers.

For more information about the upcoming Job Fair, interested persons can contact McFadden at 252-940-6314 or by email at SandyMcF@beaufortccc.edu.