Local companies looking for new workforce members
That message came through loud and clear to the job-seeking throngs who answered the call to come out to SC4’s annual Career Fair on April 20, held at SC4’s College Center. Over 60 companies and public service organizations, representing career fields as varied as manufacturing, health care, finance and law enforcement, made a showing at the Fair.
“Employers are seeking potential employees that are a good ‘fit’ for their workplace and team,” said Julie Ruiz, a Career and Employment Specialist at SC4.
“They are looking for candidates that are flexible and open to learning and change, and also a willingness to take on additional responsibilities as the workplace gets leaner,” said Ruiz. “Manufacturing and health care continue to have strong recruitment, as well as business,” she added.
A steady stream of almost 300 determined job-seekers, many with updated resumes in hand, testified to the growing popularity of this annual SC4 event sponsored by SC4’s Career and Employment Services.
As to who comprised the list of job-seekers who attended the Fair, Ruiz commented, “Graduates looking for professional opportunities, students looking for seasonal positions or part-time work while they are in school, retirees looking for supplemental income or a second career with meaning and purpose for them, career changers due to labor market trends, and more.”
Scott Worden of Worden Insurance expressed a sentiment shared by a number of employers at this year’s Career Fair, “We’re here to cultivate a relationship with SC4. We’re local and we’re looking a way to open opportunities for SC4 students and alumni.”
For those SC4 students and alumni not able to attend the Career Fair, Career and Employment Services at SC4 provides free employment assistance which includes such services as resume and cover letter development, job search strategies, portfolio creation, as well as an up-to-date list of job postings.
For more information, go online at www.sc4.edu/jobconnect or call (810) 989-5515 to speak with an SC4 Career and Employment Services specialist.