Job fair draws workers, employers

50 local and regional businesses take part
Apr 06, 2019
Photo by: Fran Gonzalez Job seekers sign in at the third annual Belfast Regional Job Fair at UMaine Hutchinson April 3.

Over 175 job seekers took advantage of the third annual Belfast Area Job Fair at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center on Wednesday, April 3.

Belfast-area organizations collaborated to host the event, including the city of Belfast, University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Maine Department of Labor, Workforce Solutions, Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce, Our Town Belfast and Belfast Creative Coalition.

Additionally, groups such as the Maine Department of Labor and Workforce Solutions provided onsite resources such as interview readiness coaching and information about upcoming job training opportunities and job placement assistance.

Organizers hoped to connect businesses and job seekers alike to seasonal and permanent employment.

A wide array of Waldo County businesses were on hand to answer questions and offer job applications. In all, 50 local and regional businesses took part in the event.

Some of the 175 employers and job-seekers at the UMaine Hutchinson job fair April 3. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Bonnie Keim of WCTC student services staffs the tech center's table at the job fair April 3. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Some of the 175 employers and job-seekers at the UMaine Hutchinson job fair April 3. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
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