JobsInME.com 2008 Career Fair Attracts Great Local Candidates
On September 17, hundreds of job seekers descended on the Wyndham Hotel in South Portland to attend the 2008 JobsInME Career Fair. This event, presented by JobsInME.com in partnership with the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, brought together 48 of the region's best local employers to promote career opportunities and find their next great employees.
Maine Medical Center, Bath Iron Works, InterCoast Career Institute, and the Central Maine Medical Family sponsored the event, which was promoted heavily through the JobsInME.com website, the Androscoggin County chamber, and on the radio at WCYY, WHOM, WJBQ, and WBLM, which also did live call-ins from the event! This promotion, along with the list of high quality employers on hand, attracted great quality candidates, looking for all types of career opportunities.
With the economy slowing and unemployment rising slightly in Maine, great local businesses are finding a growing stream of quality applicants for all their open positions. In fact, more than 90% of the employers stated that they found potential candidates and viable resumes during the event! JobsInME.com staff were on hand providing resume tips and career advice to the hundreds of jobs seekers who made their way through the 2008 JobsInME.com Career Fair. Said one of the JobsInME.com staff, "It was a great experience for me - to be able to show people that we're so much more than just a website on the internet, that JobsInME.com is a real, local business, and we're committed to helping local job seekers connect with local employers. It was great sharing our expertise with people face to face."WERE YOU ABLE TO ATTEND THE EVENT? DO YOU HAVE THOUGHTS ON THIS EVENT? PLEASE SHARE YOUR COMMENTS WITH US!