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Hiring Hoosiers: Hamilton County to offer virtual job fair

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Posted at 6:12 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 08:38:25-04

NOBLESVILLE — Looking for a new job or a chance for a skill up opportunity? Hamilton County will host a virtual job fair to help people connect with new opportunities.

The Hamilton County Workforce Recovery Task Force, in cooperation with the Hamilton County Workforce Innovation Network, will host the virtual job fair on Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The virtual job fair is specifically designed for anyone considering a career change or a skill up opportunity with jobs that may require new credentials, certifications or apprenticeships.

"There has really never been a better time to make a career change or to skill-up," Robert Kneberg, executive director of the Hamilton County Workforce Innovation Network, said. "Federal funding is currently available to help offset the cost of earning new certifications, learning new skills, and ultimately finding a new career."

There are high-paying, in-demand jobs available at many Hamilton County employers. The career fair is designed to connect those employers and educational institutions with employees who have been recently displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic and are open to pursuing a fresh career track. Many employers will provide the necessary classes, training or apprenticeships required to retrain or secure a new degree, credential, or certification.

"The eligibility for training funds under the Rapid Recovery program, Next Level Jobs (Workforce Ready Grants) has been expanded," Ed Miller, business services for Hamilton County Work One, said. "Hoosiers with existing degrees are able to access these training funds for qualifying high-value certificates through at least the end of the year."

The virtual career fair will provide one-on-one chat or video conversations with company and education representatives.

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