Orem – Utah Valley University will host the annual job fair April 14 from 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m at the UVU Events Center. The event is held in partnership with Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce, LDS Employment Services, and the Department of Workforce Services and will be sponsored by The Daily Herald, Pepsi Co., and Jason’s Deli.
“The goal is to serve the community of Utah County and surrounding areas by connecting local employers and job seekers,” Job Fair committee member Allison Gray said. “The event is advertised community wide [and] over 40 employers are coming to recruit.” Both students and local community members are able to attend.
“The event is great,” Utah Valley Community Job Fair Co-Chair Laura Carlson said. “It brings employers on campus and joins community members and students.”
Gray said employers will range from companies offering summer employment to “awesome, amazing career positions.” Companies such as 1-800-Contacts, Farmer’s Insurance, Nuskin, Stevens-Henager College, Utah Highway Patrol and many others will attend the event.
Courses on topics from “Powerful Introduction” to “Networking” to “Professional Dress” as well as speeches from various members of the professional community will also be offered.
“[The job fair] is a great way to serve the community,” Carlson said. “With all the unemployment that we have, it provides some real opportunities for job-seekers and employers.”
The event provides needed help for job-seekers through making connections with employers and offering workshops that would be hard to come by otherwise.
“This event is the community’s only real all-encompassing resource,” Carlson said. “In recent years other resources have been lost due to budget cuts.”
Carlson, who has been a part of the event from its beginning in 2007, said that from past events new connections have been made and new employers are coming to the event that have never come before.