Interested employers can reserve a booth
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2015) — The Kentucky Career Center (KCC), in conjunction with the U.S. LTU Hiring Project, will host a free virtual career fair on Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is now open for the fair.
“While Kentucky’s economy has shown incredible momentum and the state’s unemployment rate has been below the national average for 12 months, we won’t rest until all Kentuckians, including the long-term unemployed, find work,” said Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen. “The Project Hire Kentucky Virtual Experience is one of many efforts our state is producing to make that a reality for all Kentucky residents.”
The online career fair will provide multiple job search access from the convenience of a single point-of-entry website.
Like traditional career fairs, the virtual career fair will take place on a specific day and time in order to create a sense of urgency for candidates. After logging in job seekers will be able to visit company booths, view documents, speak with recruiters and hiring managers and apply for job openings in a variety of fields in one digital setting.
Once the event goes live, attendees also will have access to a variety of useful presentations they can use to gain an edge in the employment process, including appropriate language for the virtual environment and follow-up notes to employers.
KCC kicked off this effort by hosting a Human Resources Think Tank at the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort on Aug. 13. The think tank brought together leaders from a variety of companies in Kentucky to talk about the unique challenges facing long-term unemployed (LTU) people and strategies for addressing these issues in an effort to help the unemployed get back to work.
Sherry Whitman-Powers, vice president of Human Resources and Customer Service for Bluegrass Cellular, is an employer that has signed up to host a booth.
“Bluegrass Cellular is thrilled to have access to candidates for our 17 locations in one place,” she said. “We will be sitting at our desk, not travelling to a remote site; responding to questions on all of our openings, not just one location; and multiple hiring managers will be available simultaneously to make crucial hiring decisions. Long-term unemployed applicants are in demand since they value benefits which others may take for granted.”
Other employers interested in joining the event should contact Holly Neal at 502-782-3172 or email [email protected].
The U.S. LTU Hiring Project is a strategic partnership between Interview Savvy and Shaker Virtual Events. Their combined expertise brings more than 60 years of experience to the job-search and recruitment marketing space. This is a national, online strategic initiative to bring the government and private sector together to help long-term unemployed (LTU) Americans re-enter the workforce.