Job fair planned to help area manufacturers

A Manufacturing Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Rock Valley College Stenstrom Center, 4151 Samuelson Rd.

The event is sponsored by the Workforce Connection and the Boone and Winnebago Counties Workforce Investment Board, the Manufacturing Alliance of Rock River Valley, the Rockford Chamber of Commerce Manufacturer’s Council and Rock Valley College.

More than 20 manufacturing companies are expected to participate in the Job Fair. The companies are seeking experienced workers for available skilled and technical positions.

In addition, the Job Fair will highlight training and educational programs available to give workers the skills they need to qualify for positions available with local companies.

There will also be information sessions for applicants to help them put their best foot forward during the job-seeking process. A computer lab will be open to help job seekers prepare résumés.

For more information, call the Workforce Connection Hot Line at 395-6608.

From the Oct. 4-10, 2006, issue

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