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Hiring Hoosiers: INDOT to hold virtual job fair for more than 1,000 jobs

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Posted at 3:58 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 15:58:56-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Transportaion will host a virtual job fair in mid-April in an effort to fill more than 1,000 construction and related positions.

In a news release on Tuesday, INDOT said the virtual job fair will be held for one hour beginning at 10 a.m. on April 16. Presenters will include representatives from both INDOT and the State Personnel Department. The program will cover what INDOT does, benefits in working for INDOT, how to apply for INDOT jobs and details about specific jobs availalbe in four main areas — summer seasonal state workers, highway maintenance techs, equipment mechanics and construction engineers.

"We appreciate the opportunity to promote our significant number of job openings to a broad audience," INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness said. "This virtual job fair will enable us to get the word out to many Hoosiers who may be temporarily unemployed or simply looking for new opportunities they might have otherwise not been aware of."

REGISTER | INDOT virtual job fair

The virtual job fair will be hosted by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. INDOT and DWD joined forced for a successful virtual job fair once before in 2018. More than 400 individuals registered for the virtual event, including job seekers from 14 states across the U.S.

"The concept for virtual jobs fairs has proven to be popular with job seekers," DWD Commissioner Fred Payne said. "It allows individuals to engage with employers without the obstacles of transportation, child care or other constraints in attending an in-person job fair. And in this time of the COVID-19 crisis, it brings people together in a safe, convenient manner consistent with the current state guidelines for gatherings.

People are encouraged to register for the virtual job fair. All registrants will receive a link to the recording of the virtual job fair whether they are able to participate live or not.

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