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Greater Lafayette Commerce hosting virtual job fair on Wednesday

There will be at least 46 local businesses represented who are looking to fill more than 800 job openings.

Posted: Mar 9, 2021 3:33 PM
Updated: Mar 10, 2021 5:57 AM

GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - As the economy begins to recover from the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greater Lafayette Commerce wants to connect employers to job seekers.

Wednesday kicks off the Greater Lafayette Virtual Career Fair. At least 46 local employers are looking to fill a total of more than 800 job positions in Tippecanoe County right now.

This virtual event is being hosted through the Greater Lafayette Commerce. It's designed to be as user-friendly as possible, all you do is log into the website and you're instantly transported to the virtual career booths.

The career fair platform is allowing employers to live message back and forth with potential hires. Employers and job candidates will also be able to virtually chat face-to-face. These job openings range from industrial work to the medical field, to jobs in education at Purdue. The jobs on this site offer both part-time and full-time opportunities.

Kara Webb, the workforce development director at Greater Lafayette Commerce, is hoping people find this service useful.

"I'd love to see those who are looking for work to find a great fit. To really find something that they feel good at working at and feel like they can go up the ladder within that career or even in that company," said Webb. 

She said unemployment in Tippecanoe County is starting to lower toward the rate it was before the pandemic. She's hoping this career fair will help continue that decrease.

Webb said it's crucial this community has a strong workforce.

"It makes us greater and we want people to know that this is a community of great work ethic, a community of great quality of place, and a great community that works together," said Webb.

The career fair is happening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday only. Registration for the event is open right now and it's free.

Click here to register if you are a job seeker.

Click here to register if you are a business looking to participate.

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