Digital Job Fair Planned By The DWD and Jasper Chamber

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development and the Jasper Chamber of Commerce are planning a digital job fair for the Jasper area Wednesday November 15th.

Hours for the job fair are from 11 am till 12 noon and as one of three trial programs, it will give selected local employers the opportunity to virtually present information about their business and share brief job descriptions and job application instructions.

Area seekers and those interested in relocating to the area are encouraged to participate.

Participating employers include Jasper Engines and Transmissions, Kimball Electronics, Kimball International and Meyer Distributing. Vincennes University-Jasper Campus will also participate to discuss what training programs it offers.

Department of Workforce Development Chief Communications Officer Bob Birge says the department and its local partners in Jasper are accomplishing two goals with the launch of digital job fairs – meeting the needs of sophisticated job seekers and helping area employers find workers.

A native of Jasper, Birge says the Department of Workforce Development selected the communities of Jasper, Elkhart and Warsaw for the trial job fairs because they are three of the hardest hit areas in the state adding that with the emergence of online communications, they wanted to make this as easy as possible for everyone involved.

Job openings presented during the digital job fair will be high demand, high wage opportunities.

Interested participants may register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2082937204364434689.

The job fair will be recorded, so those who register but aren’t able to participate live will still be able to view the discussion and apply for those jobs presented by each employer. They will receive a follow-up email with a link to the recording.

Jasper Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Nancy Eckerle says many businesses in Jasper are in need of workers. She says traditional job fairs don’t always work for a variety of reasons including schedule conflicts, family commitments and transportation issues.

Eckerle says they this digital job fair brings Jasper area employers and job seekers together in an effective format that saves everyone time.

Once again, the digital job fair for the Jasper area is Wednesday November 15th from 11 am till 12 noon.

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