The month of April is known as Second Chance Month in which Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana (GINLA) is focusing on providing assistance to our more vulnerable residents. They host events and job fairs for incarcerated persons and those who are experiencing difficulties in finding employment to enable them to return to the work force.
The gathering will be attended by various employers from various industries who will hire anyone with prior convictions. They also feature resources like training in employability along with tax credit and financial incentives.
Fanshawe College Community Job Fair
Students looking for co-op, temporary or seasonal work, as well as students nearing graduation will get the chance to meet with prospective employers at Fanshawe College’s Community Job Fair, set for Wednesday. The second chance event is being hosted in conjunction with the College and Employment Ontario to assist those returning to the workforce after a break.
Employers who participate in this fair are companies operating in a range of businesses, which include manufacturing, skilled trades and manufacturing as well as health and social service, as well as fast-food restaurants. Many schools will be represented and will be highlighting the various career options that are available for job seekers to succeed in the field they choose to pursue.
The very first multi-sector job market took place in April, organized by Fanshawe College Career and Employment Services as well as Norfolk County Tourism and Economic Development. This three-hour affair was attended by nearly 100 potential job seekers as well as local companies. The organizers expect to see similar numbers at the Brantford and County of Brant fairs to have similar attendance numbers.
CTA Second Chance Job Fair
The CTA’s Second Chance Job Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, as the agency continues its hunt for bus and train operators and mechanics as it claws the way to reach an enormous staffing gap. The agency is working hard to find and keep its new hires, it will organize an open job fair.
According to the agency’s statistics the agency, over 1,700 Chicagoans have been served by Second Chance. Brian Steele, a spokesperson for the CTA explained that SCP has helped people develop their job skills and pursue careers that would allow them for them to get permanent jobs with the CTA.
It could put the program off until both the CTA as well as the two unions with which they collaborate, reach an agreement for the renewal of the contract. Based on Kenneth Franklin, President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 30,8 it could mean the demise of 64 Second Chance workers.
SC Works Upstate Job Fair
Another Chance Job Fair is an ideal alternative if you’re looking to work but do not know which direction to take. The career fair can be a great way to network with prospective employers. You can discuss job opportunities that include full-time, part-time or co-op jobs and then put your name on the table.
Numerous job fairs are hosted throughout the Upstate. There is a job fair in Spartanburg, SC Works Greater Upstate and Spartanburg Community College organize a job fair Thursday for graduates and students seeking to make a change in their career paths.
Make an online registration to sign up for the conference. It’s completely no cost. It’s a good idea to ensure you have a current resume prepared prior to attending.