Clark County job fair draws dozens of companies looking to hire. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

Annual Clark County job fair will draw nearly 60 employers

A large job fair is set to take place Tuesday in which Clark County residents can learn and apply for careers.

Ohio Means Jobs of Clark County and the Chamber of Greater Springfield is hosting the ninth annual Clark County Job Fair at Clark State’s Hollenbeck-Bailey Conference Center in downtown Springfield.

Doors open to the public at 2 p.m.

Area high school seniors will have an opportunity to visit the job fair beginning at 1 p.m.

“We have employers representing all industries from manufacturing, distribution, business professionals, insurance companies,” Deputy Director of Ohio Means Jobs Clark County Lehan Peters said. “There is something for everyone.”

Peters said between 300 and 500 residents usually attend the job fair every year.

“We’ve been very successful with our jobs fairs, and we try to tell the community about them through our social media sites, the newspaper and anywhere we can post information,” she said. “We have low unemployment rates right now, but at the same time, people are looking to change jobs right now, so this is a great time to get out and see what’s available. If you’re thinking about changing carers or soon to be graduates of college or high school, employers are hiring.”

There are about 60 companies listed this year that will attend the job fair. They include Speedway LLC, Topre America, Benjamin Steel, Springfield City School District and Mercy Health.

Peters said it’s important that people looking to get a job at the fair are prepared.

“Job seekers want to make a good first impression, so business attire is recommended, and be prepared to make your 30-second pitch to the employer as to why you’re looking for a job and why you are ready to work,” Peters said.