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Banks Job Fair Set for Aug. 4; More Than 1,000 Openings

Jul 27, 2021

Rep. Jim Banks, R-IN, in conjunction with Purdue University Fort Wayne and WorkOne Northeast, will host a job fair from noon to 3 p.m. August 4 in the university’s Walb Union International Ballroom.

More than 70 employers with a total of more than 1,000 job openings are expected to attend.

“Just this month, there’ve been more than 14,000 online job postings in northeast Indiana,” said Banks. “It’s incredibly important right now for Hoosier workers and employers to connect, and for workers to have access to free, short-term training, so northeast Indiana’s economy can fully and speedily recover from the COVID pandemic.”

The employers represented span a wide variety of industries, including finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, military, and social services.

The job fair is conducted annually and is one of the largest in northeast Indiana.

“Purdue Fort Wayne is proud of our commitment to providing an excellent education, ensuring our region’s employers have access to qualified employees – our students and alumni,” said Purdue Fort Wayne Chancellor Ronald Elsenbaumer. “Northeast Indiana is thriving and we are committed to doing our part in contributing to its continued growth and success.”

In addition to the job opportunities presented at the fair, WorkOne Northeast representatives will be available to assist jobseekers with resumes, provide guidance on job interview techniques, and offer information on short-term, certification-based training opportunities.

“First impressions are crucial in seeking a job and those can occur in a resume, cover letter or face-to-face interviews,” said Edmond O’Neal, president of Northeast Indiana Works, which oversees the region’s WorkOne Northeast career centers. “We encourage people to take advantage of the WorkOne guidance offered at the job fair.”

The job fair and WorkOne Northeast guidance opportunities are free. For those attending, parking is available in Parking Garage 2 (P2), which is near the Walb Union on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus.

Said Banks: “I’d like to thank WorkOne Northeast, Purdue University and the participating companies for partnering with my office to help Indiana workers and businesses rebound.”