Job Fair Brings Together Older Job Seekers and Employers

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Mature Services 25th Annual Mature Workers' Job & Career Fair to be held April 16th

Employers and mature job seekers networking at last year's Job Fair.

Mature Services’ Employment & Training Solutions is hosting its 25th Annual Mature Workers’ Job & Career Fair, an event especially created for the 55 and over demographic to find employment.

“Employers get to meet job candidates face-to-face, and face time is an important part of the hiring process,” said Paul Magnus, Vice President of Workforce Development for Mature Services. “Many companies are realizing that the internet is not always the best human resource tool. A person’s body language and demeanor can be a valuable clue to whether they would be a good fit for your company,” he explained, “and that is something you can’t get from an online application.”

Mature Services is being joined by co-sponsors Synchrony, Kent State University, Akron Metro, Sterling Jewelers, Ohio Means Jobs/Summit County, Akron Beacon Journal, Rockynol and Senior Independence, as well as dozens of other companies signed up for booths at the event.

In addition to employers, the event offers four free workshops on job search techniques, free resume assistance and copier service, a computer application station and free parking and admission.

“Each year employers come to this job fair because they value the older workers and recognize the contribution they can make,” said Don Zirkle, Mature Services Training and Placement Supervisor. “Older workers bring to the job commitment, experience and the ability to work as part of a team,” he added, “and today’s older worker has adapted to technology as well. These are traits that all employers are looking for in a new hire.”

The 25th Annual Mature Workers’ Job & Career Fair will be held on April 16th, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This 25th annual event will take place at the Akron Fairlawn Hilton, located at 3180 W. Market St. in Akron. Companies interested in registering for a booth can contact Don Zirkle at 330-762-8666 x174 or register online at http://www.matureservices.org/jobfair.

Mature Services, Inc is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.

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