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Job seekers connect with local businesses at Library job fair


Job seekers connect with local businesses at Library job fair
May 01, 2013
Omaha Public Library and AARP are pleased to announce the 11th annual John Bernardi Job Fair. The event is named in memory of former Charles B. Washington Branch manager John Bernardi who was instrumental in its implementation. All job-seekers are welcome to participate on Thursday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave.

Employers are expected to offer job opportunities in a variety of fields. The list of employers includes AIM | Careerlink; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska; Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group; City of Omaha; Comfort Inn and Suites; Creighton University; DialAmerica; Gallup, Inc.; Harrah’s Council Bluffs; Lyman-Richey Corporation; Methodist Health System; Metropolitan Community College; Nebraska Department of Labor; Nebraska Humane Society; No Frills Supermarkets; Omaha Public Schools; Omaha Steaks; Physicians Mutual Insurance Co.; Sitel Corporation and the YMCA.

“The John Bernardi Job Fair is for everyone,” said Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh, manager of the Charles B. Washington Branch. “North Omaha residents in particular will have the convenience of job hunting in their own backyard.” 

OPL’s collection includes the latest books and materials for job seekers and online resources such as Career Transitions and the tutor.com Career Center. Online resources are available 24 hours a day to anyone with an OPL card.

Experts from Careerlink.com, the Nebraska Department of Labor and OmahaJobs.com will offer workshops in advance to help prepare for the Job Fair.
  • Monday, May 13, 2 p.m. Finding Jobs in Omaha
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2 p.m. Resume Review
  • Wednesday, May 15
    • 1 p.m. Working Wednesday - This workshop covers career enhancing topics including resume writing, mock interviewing, job search strategies, networking and more.
    • 2 p.m. Presenting Yourself to Employers 
    • 6:30 p.m. Online Job Searching
Businesses interested in participating in the job fair should call 402.444.4849. There is no fee to participate and businesses are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Visit omahalibrary.org for information on additional programs and events at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.

 
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