This is a great opportunity to meet employers in person and find out more about jobs and the companies hiring locally. There will be a variety of different kinds of businesses including; restaurants, warehouses, manufacturing, offices and more. If you are searching for a job, or interested in other opportunities, this event is for you! The Hiring Event is Tuesday, June 21, from 12 – 4 pm at Holiday Inn Express, 730 Liberty Place, Chehalis 98532.
Businesses already participating include:
- A Joyful Noise Child Care Center
- Attorneys Althauser Rayan Abbarno
- Cardinal Glass
- Cascade Community Health
- Chehalis Sheet Metal
- Green Hill School
- Greenbrier International
- KELA/KMNT radio
- Lewis County
- Lewis County Sheriff
- Lincoln Creek Lumber
- McCallum Rock
- McDonalds / KTC LLC
- Merit Logistics
- National Guard
- Scot Industries
- Security State Bank
- Sticklin Funeral Chapel
- ZEV Technologies
The Chamber recognizes the challenges that both employers and job seekers are facing in this economy and want to help continue to build a better Lewis County.
Job Seeker Tips
Job Fairs & Hiring Events are great to attend to learn about multiple companies. Put your best foot forward, and get ready to meet hiring managers who have positions to fill now! Before going to a Hiring Event, Indeed recommends researching the employers that will be at the event. Learn about the job openings they have, and what they are looking for in quality candidates. Bring a handful of resumes and business cards if you have them to hand out. Be prepared to speak to hiring managers and have mini-interviews on the spot. After the event, be sure to follow up with an email or phone call. Read the whole article from Indeed for more great tips!
Reference: Indeed Editorial Team (2022). 11 Types of Job-Hunting Strategies (With Tips). Indeed.
Employer Hiring Tips
Finding employees has been one of the challenges facing many businesses in 2022. Whether you’re a restaurant looking for servers and kitchen staff, a warehouse needing general laborers, a manufacturer seeking skilled workers, or an office recruiting administrative staff – finding candidates with the skills and experience necessary has become a formidable task.
COVID has changed how people view their jobs. The tools used to attract an employee in 2019 are very different from those needed today. Workers are seeking more than the standard compensation package (wage, benefits, vacation). Every industry needs to get creative with their recruitment and benefits. Here are some tips from Harvard Business Review to consider as you plan your hiring process: https://hbr.org/sponsored/2022/01/how-to-attract-top-talent-in-2022
Reference: Mahoney, Michelle (2022). How To Attract Top Talent in 2022. Harvard Business Review.