Job Fair slated for Wednesday

Businesses to seek potential employees at annual fall event

Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Local residents will get a chance to check out potential jobs and careers at the fall 2007 Juneau Job Fair.

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The annual event, in which businesses and agencies set up booths advertising their job openings, will run from to 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Centennial Hall.

More than 70 employers and more than 600 job seekers attended the Job Fair last year, according to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The fair is sponsored by the department's Juneau Job Center in partnership with the Juneau Empire.

"We have been able to work together to make these fairs some of the biggest in Alaska, competing with those even in Anchorage, both in terms of the number of people attending and the number of businesses with booths," said Lee Leschper, Juneau Empire advertising director.

Juneau Job Fair

• When: 2-6 p.m. Wednesday.

• Where: Centennial Hall.

• For more information: www.juneauempire.com/jobfair.

"We understand that finding good employees is one of the biggest challenges that Juneau businesses face today. So we work very hard to make the search for employees as painless as possible," Leschper said. "One of the new innovations we've launched in our company is AlaskaJobNet, a new statewide employment solution that is both print and online among the 14 Morris companies, both newspapers and radio stations, in Alaska."

Organizations signed up for the fair include the Association for the Education of Young Children-Southeast Alaska, Partnerships for Families and Children and the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, among others.

Exhibitors may purchase a booth for $80.

"We've been very pleased that many of our exhibitor companies have been at every Job Fair we've held the past three springs and falls," Leschper said.



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