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WorkForce West Virginia announces May 1 Statewide Virtual Job Fair

West Virginia Press Association

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — WorkForce West Virginia has announced the next date in a series of Statewide Virtual Job Fairs. Both employers and job seekers are invited to participate in the virtual event on Wednesday, May 1, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Registration is required for both interested employers and job seekers. Click here to register as a job seeker for the May 1 Statewide Virtual Job Fair. 

“Whether you’re looking for your next job, or interested in changing careers, we invite West Virginia job seekers to register now for the May 1 Statewide Virtual Job Fair,” said Scott Adkins, acting commissioner of WorkForce West Virginia. “Last month, we saw a record 1,124 job seekers register  to connect with the nearly 115 registered West Virginia employers.”

Since the monthly Statewide Virtual Job Fairs were introduced in 2022, more than 12,000 West Virginian job seekers and nearly 2,400 employers have registered to participate, with nearly 6,800 resumes submitted.

“We invite West Virginia employers to connect with a diverse pool of talent from across the state through these Statewide Virtual Job Fairs,” said James Bailey, Secretary of the WV Department of Commerce. 

When attending the event, job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and have a calm, clutter-free background. The Virtual Statewide Job Fair portal features a Job Seeker Training video, a list of participating employers, and channels for attendees to register and log in. 

“This is the best recruiting tool that we have right now. I can never go to an in-person event and make more connections,” said Ron Reimert, Jr. of The Baltimore LIfe Insurance Company. 

After registering for the first time, new employers will create a “Virtual Booth” to connect with job seekers. After completion, this booth will be available during subsequent job fairs. Click here to register as an employer for the May 1 event. 

For more information about WorkForce West Virginia and the Statewide Virtual Job Fairs, visit www.workforcewv.org or contact [email protected]

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