A job fair has been scheduled to take place on September 9 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Signature Grand at 6900 State Road 84 in Davie. Employers who have promised to participate include Weston Auto, City Furniture, Allied Barton Security Services and Carnival Cruise Lines, according to an article by Marcia Heroux Pounds in the August 30 Sun Sentinel.
Other employers are likely to participate in the event. More and more job fairs have been taking place and more and more people are finding employment as the economy slowly begins to improve and more people find employment.
"I may attend or I may stay home. I have sent out a number of resumes and gone on some interviews and I am finding that a growing number of companies are interested in hiring me. I work in hospitality and there are more opportunities in that field in recent months," said Angela Owens.
"This job fair might offer some opportunities. I will probably go with a stack of resumes. You never know what kind of opportunities you might find at a job fair. If nothing else, it will be a chance to network and get my name out there," said Ricardo Gonzalez. He works in the restaurant industry.
"I might stop by the job fair and see if there are any good opportunities. Maybe I will get a dream job. I work in the computer field and so I have done well over the past few years. But you never know. There may be some good opportunities being offered at this job fair," said Paula McBride.
Employers have mixed feelings about the job fairs. "I once participated in a job fair. You get a lot of resumes and some potential employees. But I think a more targeted approach is the best way to find good candidates," said Jennifer Smiley. She owns a small retail store.
"I may sign up to be a part of the job fair. Maybe I will find some good candidates. I am always looking for good, hardworking people," said Kevin Bradshaw, a restaurant manager.