Florence resident Jo Lynn Sanders is a student and will soon be entering the labor pool.
The Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board believes its efforts to utilize technology to pair job seekers with employers will benefit people like Sanders.
During the board’s Tuesday session in Florence, the panel, which drives policy, direction and funding oversight for the local workforce investment system, detailed preparation for a pair of upcoming hiring events.
“We have our fall job fair and then our rural county job fair,” Ellen Bates, the Business Services Committee update presenter, said. “What the team has done is link a Google map of all of the employers attending. It will show where in the region all of these (employers) are when you click on them.”
Florence’s Kentucky Career Center will host the Fall Career Fair on Oct. 18, while the Carrollton Career Fair is slated for Oct. 26 at the Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus.
The web pages detailing the career fairs also indicate to job seekers whether employers are second chance friendly and if the work sites are accessible via bus.
Second chance friendly refers to hiring individuals with a criminal record, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
“I support anything that can help me potentially land employment,” Sanders said. “From what I understand, right now it’s a job seeker’s market. Organizations that use technology to help folks like me is a win.”
Career fair pre-registration provides insight regarding the potential number of event attendees and offers another beneficial feature.
“It will also give the job seeker an opportunity to add their resume,” Bates said, adding employers will have access to the job seeker’s background, skills and experience prior to the career fair.