Event on main campus offers scores of employers talking job opportunities in Iowa
Despite the recent economic turmoil, Kirkwood Community College officials have a simple message for students and other job-seekers: “Local businesses are hiring.”
To underscore that message, Kirkwood will host a community career fair Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the third floor of Iowa Hall on the main campus. Attendees can talk directly with company representatives and learn more about current openings and potential future workforce needs in eastern Iowa and beyond.
The career fair will follow a series of workshops and information sessions held as part of Kirkwood’s ongoing job skills and career exploration services. Career Services Coordinator Danielle Ebaugh says the variety of workshop offerings all provide needed insights for those looking for new or different jobs.
“We know that people looking to make a change or get started in the workforce have a lot of questions and often are unsure of what they are able to do. We have nearly a dozen ways to get those questions answered in brief programs, evaluations and self-discovery projects. For people who try even a few of them, they will come away knowing much more about how to proceed with confidence and increase their opportunities for the future,” Ebaugh said.
The Nov. 11 Kirkwood Career Fair will feature representatives from a wide range of employment sectors including agriculture, information technologies, advanced manufacturing, customer and consumer services, social services, government, legal services and many others.
The career fair is free and open to everyone. Persons interested in the October/November Job Seeking Skills Workshop series can register by contacting Kirkwood Career Services at (319) 398-5471 or visiting 115 Iowa Hall. All workshops are offered free of charge as part of Kirkwood’s community support and outreach.
More information on Kirkwood Career Services is available from Danielle Ebaugh, (319) 398-5689.