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Jobs Plus 2016 to Feature More than 50 Hiring Agencies

Article by: Laura Inlow,
BELLEVILLE – Individuals from across the St. Louis region in search of new career opportunities are invited to attend the upcoming Jobs Plus 2016 Regional Job Fair, where an estimated 50-plus employers will be seeking talent to fill hundreds of job openings region-wide.

Set for 1-5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, Illinois, the annual event will present job seekers with the opportunity to learn about employment opportunities in a wide assortment of industries, ranging from healthcare, hospitality and education to transportation, utilities and the trades. The job fair is free and open to the public and will be beneficial for high school graduates, those with advanced degrees and anyone in between.

“The Jobs Plus 2016 Regional Job Fair will give individuals the chance to meet with some of the region’s largest employers who have positions available to be filled right now,” said Mark Kern, St. Clair County Board Chairman. “We encourage job seekers, eager to jumpstart their careers, to save the date and plan to attend this great event.”

Fair attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and bring their resumes to share with prospective employers. They can visit to see the growing list of participating employers and a summary of the types of positions available. During the event, representatives from participating employers will be accepting resumes and conducting onsite interviews. For those interested in submitting applications online, a free Wi-Fi connection will be available throughout the entire venue. The event will also feature free interpretation services for the hearing impaired and Spanish-speaking attendees, along with a resource room where attendees can take advantage of free copy services and computer access.

Lewis and Clark Community College is once again a sponsoring agency of Jobs Plus 2016.

“Now in its 26th year, this regional job fair is an ideal opportunity for employers to meet and speak with hundreds of qualified, job-ready applicants and for job seekers to talk directly with employer representatives,” said L&C Director of Career and Veteran Services Terry Lane.

Job-seekers interested in learning more about the Jobs Plus 2016 Regional Job Fair can contact Rick Stubblefield, with the St. Clair County Workforce Development Group, at (618) 825-3259 or via e-mail at Job seekers are also encouraged to visit and for additional information.