Last year, more than 40 employers accepted applications and conducted interviews with roughly 700 attendees. For this year’s event, the size of the venue has been increased to accommodate additional employers and larger crowds of job seekers.
More than 50 employers are expected on May 5 including the City of Little Rock, Little Rock Police Department, Union Pacific, FedEx, UAMS, First Security Bank and Lowe's. What does that mean for you? If you attend, you’re likely to be directly connected with a new employment opportunity.
“Goodwill is dedicated to helping Arkansans train for and get good jobs. Working together with FOX16, we can provide a venue where individuals can meet with area employers, complete applications and get a great job,” said Goodwill President and CEO Brian Itzkowitz.
The job fair came about as an idea from FOX16 Good Day anchor Susanne Brunner. She also does a weekly report on job openings that airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. For Brunner, it just made sense to expand the report into something more concrete.
“It naturally made sense to put together a job fair that directly connects potential employees with employers. We immediately thought about Goodwill for the partnership,” said Brunner. “When you’re reporting on jobs, you don’t have that direct connection through a television set. It’s great to be able to see that you’re helping people find work. “
Job seekers are encouraged to dress in business casual and bring copies of their resume. Those attending should be prepared for on-site interviews.
People in need of transportation for the May 5 job fair are encouraged to ride Rock Region Metro. The bus service offers drop-off at War Memorial Stadium.
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