More info from Congressman Visclosky's office: Merrillville, IN – Congressman Visclosky announced that a full slate of Northwest Indiana employers would attend his Jobs and Opportunity Fair to be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 in the Indiana Hall of the Genesis Center in Gary from 1 PM to 4 PM.
The Valparaiso-based Center of Workforce Innovations will attend the event and host a booth to help Northwest Indiana job seekers fine-tune their resumes. The Center announced that it would also host a table with resources for small businesses.
In addition to businesses from across Northwest Indiana, the Visclosky Jobs and Opportunity Fair will host various apprenticeship programs in the trades that will help local residents build lasting careers. “Apprenticeship programs give workers the skills they need to have a career earning a livable wage,” Northwest Indiana Building and Construction Trades Business Manager Randy Palmateer said.
Mary Lynn Gargas-South, Director of Human Resources for ArcelorMittal USA, explained that the fair would be useful for employers and job applicants alike: “We are pleased to be part of Congressman Visclosky’s Jobs and Opportunity Fair,” Gargas-South said. “We look forward to meeting individuals that are interested in our hourly craft and operations positions as well as salaried supervisors, providing excellent wages, benefits, and career opportunities. Our ideal candidates should not only have the skills required to qualify, but also possess a strong work ethic and important skills including teamwork, independent thinking, problem solving, and the desire to succeed.”
“The Jobs and Opportunity Fair will give Northwest Indiana residents the opportunity to connect with a variety of employers throughout the region, as well as polish their job-seeking skills. I encourage all Northwest Indiana residents seeking job opportunities or stronger job-searching skills to attend,” Congressman Visclosky said.
Employers Attending the Visclosky Jobs and Opportunity Fair
Lake County Electrical Training Center
DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management
Operating Engineers Local 150 Apprenticeship
Korellis Roofing, Inc.
Indiana Beverage, Inc.
Porter-Starke Services, Inc.
Heat and Frost Insulators Local 17 J.A.T.C.
Horseshoe Casino Hammond
IU Health – La Porte Hospital
Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living
Purdue University North Central
Calumet College of St. Joseph
Valparaiso University Graduate School
Iron Workers Local 395 J.A.T.C.
Gary/Chicago International Airport
Indiana Wesleyan University
Finishing Trades Institute of District Council 91/IUPAT
BP Whiting Refinery
Great Lakes Electrical Maintenance, Inc.
Pipefitters Local 597 Apprenticeship
Roofers Local 26 J.A.T.C.
B.A.C. Local 4 IN/KY Apprenticeship
Canadian National Railroad
Primerica Financial Services
Canadian National Railway Company
Center of Workforce Innovations (Small Business and Resume Resources)
The Art Institutes of Illinois