Hundreds Of Job Hunters Attend Chamber Job Fair
Hundreds of job-seekers crowded into the Seaport Inn in Fairhaven on Thursday, taking part in the region's annual Job Fair.
There were more than 90 companies represented, including Brittany Global Technology of New Bedford. The South End plant colors fabrics for the U.S. Military and other customers.
Brittany's Camilla Moniz tells WBSM News, the job fair is an excellent place to find people. "We tried posting in the newspaper and stuff like that, but not everyone gets the newspaper, so when you come to an event like this, with so many diverse people coming, you're bound to find somebody."
The Chamber partners with the New Bedford Career Center to line up employers and get as many people as possible to the Job Fair.
One of those looking for a job was Mark Sherman of Fall River. He was in the restaurant business for 25 years, but recently decided he wanted a career change. "I've had my real estate license since August, but it takes a little while to get your name out there and be successful, so right now I'm looking for something else to have some steady income I can count on."
The Chamber's Ian Abreu organized the Job Fair. He was not surprised by the large turnout. "The fact is we have a high number of unemployed and under employed people in our community. Our goal is to get as many people back to work as possible," said Abreu.
Among the employers on hand were Sid Wainer and Sons, several charter schools, health care companies, and Gold Medal Bakery.