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Rowan Public Library to host community job fair Friday

SALISBURY – Rowan Public Library will host a free job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at 201 W. Fisher St.

It is open to the public and will offer job-seekers the opportunity to network with local employers who are recruiting to fill open positions. No registration is required.

Job Fair 2018 is a response to community request.

“Several businesses and organizations have reached out to the library to find ways to reach the individuals seeking employment in the area,” said Amber Covington, reference librarian and coordinator of the fair.

Job seekers often go to the library for assistance creating or editing a resume and completing online job applications and searches.

“Hosting a job fair at the library provides a central location job seekers can easily find,” Covington said. “Organizing this event is really a service that RPL hopes will enable many in our community to find employment.”

Services and information will include resources for job seekers, education, transportation and more. Staffing agencies will help people find a job in an area of interest, and businesses will be looking to fill job vacancies.

Among the businesses and organizations participating are Bonney Staffing, Comfort Keepers, Decision Path HR, Home Instead Senior Care, Onin Staffing, The Pedal Factory, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s R3 and Continuing Education, and Nazareth Child & Family Connection.

Local employers who want to take part have until 5 p.m. Thursday to contact Covington at Amber.Covington@rowancountync.gov or 704-216-8242.

Many representatives will be in recruiting mode, so attendees should bring copies of resumes, certifications, a pen and a smile, Covington said.

“There are many in our community who do not drive or do not have reliable transportation, which can complicate the job-seeking process, so we’ve designed the fair to aid those job seekers as well,” said Covington. “For example, a representative from The Pedal Factory will be on site to share details about the Earn a Bike Program, which allows individuals to volunteer and earn a bike to travel around town.”

For up-to-date information about Job Fair 2018, visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or the Facebook invitation at https://www.facebook.com/events/366453290762254/.



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