HUNTSVILLE - There will be a new twist to the annual Huntsville Job Fair for 2013.
Mary Ellen Fetterly of the YMCA Employment and Literacy Services will be at the annual Job Fair to assist people looking for work.
Mary Ellen Fetterly, an employment specialist for the YMCA Employment and Literacy Services, said that the eighth annual event, slated for March 7, will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Huntsville Place Mall. The event this year will also feature employers who may not necessarily be looking for workers.
“This year I am asking employers come on board, even if they are not hiring now or even in the near future. I am asking them to come out and support us in building a healthy community, by offering their services as an information source to those who may be looking at changing their careers, or to students who are looking for future opportunities.”
The 2013 annual job fair could have as many as 45 vendors, according to Fetterly, who said that as of last week there were still some spots available to rent.
“We have lots of employers who return every year for the fair, and I would say we have about three-quarters of the booths filled,” she said. “I know the local resorts, like Deerhurst, find it very beneficial in coming, in hiring seasonal workers. Others like MBRP and Fowler Construction, they have found that (the fair) is very worthwhile.”
She said that a number of health-care agencies have already registered for this year’s fair in hopes of finding personal support workers and registered practical nurses.
“We are also seeing booths for financial services, transportation, construction and the hospitality sectors booked for this year,” Fetterly said.
She said that the event has attracted as many as 600 visitors for the afternoon in recent years.
For more information, or to book a booth, call Fetterly at 705-787-0349.