75 Northeast Ohio Employers to Take Part in Virtual Job Fair

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OhioMeansJobsǀCleveland-Cuyahoga County and Cuyahoga County are expecting more than 75 area employers the week of June 15, during a weeklong virtual job fair. County officials anticipate that hundreds of open jobs will be available.

Major employers include University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, Amazon, Lowe’s, Ohio Savings Bank, Giant Eagle, FedEx Ground, The U.S. Census Bureau, Cedar Point and the Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Available positions range widely from entry level to executive roles, said Frank Brickner, OhioMeansJobsǀCleveland-Cuyahoga County interim executive director. Industries represented will include health care, manufacturing, transportation, service, government and others.

“This will be a great turnout,” Brickner said. “It appears that the economy is adjusting to new conditions, and many companies are ready to hire. Our goal is to get qualified job seekers in front of these employers and make the right connections for everyone.”

Registered job seekers who are unable to find employment during the event will be contacted by OhioMeansJobsǀCleveland-Cuyahoga County for extended assistance. This might include career exploration, job matching, preparing a resume and soft skills training. The agency also has access to a variety of scholarships and educational options. 

“I think many people are reexamining their career paths now,” Brickner added. “OMJǀCC works with job seekers every day to help set a path and connect them to the right resources. For many people who have lost their jobs from the pandemic, there are new opportunities they might not be unaware of. That’s where we come in.” 

Cuyahoga County committed $150,000 to create the virtual job fair, and the Mandel Supporting Foundation at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland provided an additional $150,000 toward the effort.

Employers interested in participating can call (216) 777-8202 to register.

Job seekers can visit the virtual job fair home page to register.

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