By HILLARY GAVAN
Senior staff writer
BELOIT — Job seekers and businesses are invited to a job fair co-sponsored by the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce, Hendricks CareerTek and Irontek.
“This job fair is an opportunity to bring businesses together with their potential workforce. It will also give the community and businesses a chance to check out what is happening on the Ironworks campus,” said Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) Executive Director Aimee Thurner.
The job fair will be held from 2 - 6 p.m. on April 18. Businesses will be set up in the Hendricks CareerTek space, 625 Third St., Suite 200, as well as at Irontek, 635 Third St., according to Tina Salzman, business and education director at Hendricks CareerTek.
“We are using both spaces to accommodate the volume of businesses,” Salzman said.
Any interested business that has any future openings is welcome to contact Thurner to sign up for a table. The job fair is for businesses seeking to fill seasonal, part-time and full-time openings. Businesses interested in participating should RSVP with Thurner by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Chamber members who want to host a table it’s free. It’s $25 for a table for non-members.
Thurner said the fair is a great way to show the partnership with Irontek, Hendricks CareerTek and the chamber of commerce.
“It’s also a way to create a centralized location for people seeking opportunities. As the summer rolls around people can begin looking for summer or part-time employment,” Salzman added.
Salzman said the fair offers all types of jobs and levels of employment. Although resumes aren’t required,
Salzman encourages people to bring them and be dressed in business casual or business appropriate clothing.
“Some of our employers may conduct interviews on site,” Salzman said. “Make sure you are interview ready.”
Anyone age 14-19 who needs assistance in resume or interview preparation, they can access career center during non-school hours at CareerTek at 262-203-3942.
Hendricks CareerTek offers a unique space for employers and students to intersect.
It provides students with workshops and educational opportunities in high-demand career fields such as coding, healthcare, construction and trades, manufacturing and entrepreneurship. Students also can benefit from soft-skill boot camps, financial literacy seminars, speakers and coaching.
Irontek is a new one-stop shop for businesses in Beloit to help foster entrepreneurship and support business development. Irontek’s offices are available for rent for small start-up companies. Shared conference room space also is available. In the middle of Irontek are about 40 individual spaces that freelance workers can rent.