On Thursday, June 25th, more than 150 job seekers attended the Institute’s job fair. Job seekers met with twenty Twin Cities employers, who represented a range of industries from manufacturing to healthcare, and at least two job seekers were hired on the spot. Here is the full list of employers who participated:
- Case Staffing
- Construction Hiring Connection
- Employment Plus
- Franklin Street Bakery
- HMS Host
- Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants
- Mall of America
- Menards- Midway Location
- Morning Star Home Health Care
- Northeast Residence, Inc.
- Pizza Hut
- RS Eden
- TEK Products
- The Science Museum of Minnesota
- Think Small
Employers were excited to participate, and the Franklin Street Bakery even brought samples of their bread for applicants. A number of employers scheduled interviews with attendees, and many took advantage of interview space provided at the Institute during the job fair. Employers commented that “This was a great experience. We’d love to come back and do this again” and “This is one of the better job fairs I’ve been to. I’ve been talking to candidates pretty much the entire time.”
In addition to having quick access to numerous hiring employers, job seekers also had assistance updating resumes and completing job applications from Institute employment staff and volunteers.
The fair was orchestrated by Neil Urbanski, the Institute’s Employment Counselor. In addition to hosting job fairs and building relationships with local employers, Neil offers employment assistance to New Americans through our Accelerated Employment Program, which serves newly arrived refugees, asylees, survivors of trafficking, special immigrant visa holders, and Cuban and Haitian immigrants. He also provides job counseling for refugees.
Thank you to all of the employers and job seekers who made this event a success!
To participate in future job fairs, contact Neil at 651-647-0191 x 350 or NUrbanksi@iimn.org.