Job Seekers and Employers Connect at the Annual Roseville Area Job, Career & Resource Fair
24 Jan 2020
Job seekers and employers are gearing up for the 2020 Roseville Area Job, Career & Resource Fair, taking place on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Fairview Community Center.
This annual event has been put on for over 15 years, with the City actively involved in organizing it since 2018. The fair provides the opportunity for businesses to access and converse with a diverse workforce. Along with the general public, the fair attracts working-age students from local high schools and regional adult education programs with students from all over the world.
Although it started as a pet project of the Adult Basic Education Advisory Committee around the time of the economic downturn, it has evolved throughout the years.
“Back when we started, we focused on resources for area job seekers since there weren’t a lot of jobs available,” says Tim O’Brien, coordinator of the Adult Learning Center. “But we’ve grown every year, adding more resources and participating businesses.
In 2019, about 70 vendors participated and the fair attracted hundreds of attendees.
Job-seekers are encouraged to bring their resumes and ask lots of questions as they speak with potential employers. O’Brien says that most of the vendors have participated for years and can add a lot of value for the participants.
“Although many people use online job postings, people still actually obtain jobs primarily by making personal connections,” says O’Brien.
For information on attending the fair or becoming a vendor, visit the Job Fair page on our Grow Roseville site.
The Roseville Economic Development Authority (REDA) coordinates and administers economic development and redevelopment initiatives for the City of Roseville, MN. It serves as a comprehensive resource for businesses seeking to startup and grow in the area. In addition to prioritizing business retention and expansion, the REDA connects area employers with the dedicated and talented workforce they need to succeed and thrive