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UACCM to Host Job Fair on February 13, 2016

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will be hosting a FREE job fair on February 13, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with free lunch included.  Information sessions will be offered on the hour, from 9:00 a.m. – noon, for those interested in getting more information about both short-term training programs and the college’s credit programs.  While the Fair is designed for those who are currently unemployed, all are invited to attend.
Businesses from the following counties have been invited to be available to fair participants:  Conway, Perry, Van Buren, Pope, Yell, and Faulkner Counties. The full list of businesses can be found at www.uaccm.edu/jobfair.  This website will also have event information, and it will be updated continuously as new businesses commit to participating.
In addition to connecting workers to potential employers, UACCM will be announcing new short-term workforce training programs that will be offered free of charge to dislocated workers and those who are long-term unemployed, made possible by an Arkansas Sector Partnership Grant.  UACCM is currently working with employers to identify their immediate hiring needs and will quickly create training that enables participants to meet those needs and assist them in obtaining employment, making a living wage, upon completion.
Diana Arn, Vice Chancellor for Academic Services, said, “The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has for years made it a priority to do whatever possible to help the unemployed and with the recent announcements from major employers in our service area it is incumbent upon us to be leaders in the community moving forward to help the unemployed find work.  We want any person in need of a job to benefit from this Job Fair, regardless of their desire to participate in UACCM’s curriculum.”
As part of the Fair, UACCM will also be hosting the Governor’s Dislocated Worker Task Force Mobile Unit.  This Mobile Workforce Center has full internet connectivity and is equipped with computers, printers, copiers and fax machines. It includes a computer with access to Jobs Application With Speech (JAWS) software and is handicapped accessible.  Fair participants may be provided assistance on drafting resumes and letters of application, effective interviewing skills, productive job search techniques and Arkansas Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) assessments.

For more information about the Job Fair, please contact Vicki Shadell at 501.977.2132 or Ryan Huffman at 501.977.2113.  You can also visit www.uaccm.edu/jobfair or email jobfair@uaccm.edu.  Information for employers wishing to participate, including a Job Fair Business Registration Form, can be located on the website.

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