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Northland Job Fair set for May 7

Job seekers may connect with employers at the fifth annual Northland Job Fair on Wednesday, May 7. Job fair organizers expect about 1,000 attendees at the event. More than 80 employers from northern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin will speak with job seekers about current and future job vacancies. 

The job fair offers the chance to link up with businesses that are seeking to hire workers for entry-level to professional jobs. Job openings are in an array of fields including IT, engineering, hospitality, healthcare, finance, utilities, mining, government, transportation and manufacturing. There will be representatives from different building trades. Mesabi Range College is bringing welding and heavy equipment simulators.

Representatives from Lake Superior College and Duluth Business University will be available to talk with attendees about training and education options. In addition, job seekers can practice interviewing with employers and have career experts critique their resume in a resource area.

Stop by the MinnesotaWorks.net booth to tell us about your experience using our job bank.

The job fair will be open exclusively to veterans, students and interns 10-11 a.m. and to all job seekers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It will be held at the DECC Paulucci Hall, 350 Harbor Dr., Duluth. Parking is free.

Here are tips for gearing up for the job fair as listed on the complete Job Fair website at www.mn.gov/deed/events/NJF14/index.jsp.

  • Be ready to briefly tell employers the benefits of hiring you. You could even be interviewed on the spot.
  • Look at our list of employers attending. Plan to visit the booths of employers that you wish to work for.
  • Post your resume on MinnesotaWorks.net.
  • Attend a workshop about making the most of the job fair. Go to mn.gov/deed/events/NJF14/index.jsp and select “Pre-Fair Workshops” to register. (All workshops are free, held at the Minnesota WorkForce Center-Duluth at 402 West First St.) 

Workshops are:

  • Thursday, May 1, 9-10:30 am
  • Monday, May 5 (only for veterans), 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 6, 2:30-4 p.m.
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