The Fourth Annual Mission Transition Burke County Job Fair will be held Thursday, June 26, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Conference Center at the Foothills Higher Education Center. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required but job seekers are encouraged to arrive early because event organizers expect a large turnout. The Job Fair draws between 60 and 80 employers each year.
To prepare for the event, job seekers can participate in a class at the Division of Workforce Solutions called NC Works Orientation. The class is held each Monday and Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and assists job seekers with NC Works online registration and writing a resume. The class is free and open to the public. Spots can be reserved by calling 828-438-6161.
Employers interested in attending the Job Fair should contact Hope Hopkins by June 19 at 828-764-9373. This year’s event is sponsored by The News Herald, a part of BH Media Group; the Burke County Chamber of Commerce; the Western Piedmont Council of Governments; Leviton; McDonald’s; Aaron’s; Olive Hill Community Economic Development Center; Silver Quarter Solutions; Adecco; and Burke Development, Inc. The Fair is also supported by Vocational Rehabilitation; Burke County; Western Piedmont Community College; and the NC Division of Workforce Solutions.