WILMINGTON - Hundreds of Cape Fear Community College students are expected to attend the annual spring job fair in hopes that the contacts they meet could lead to a job after graduation. The fair will be held on April 21 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the McKeithan Center at the North Campus in Castle Hayne.
About 36 local employers will be on campus from a wide variety of industries, which range from health care to sales - and early childhood education to law enforcement.
The CFCC Career and Testing Department organized the event to bring employers and students together to help students not just make connections, but to get jobs. After the fair, some of the employers will be interviewing students for an estimated 100 open positions.
College officials are encouraging students to dress to impress and make a good first impression because with a tight job market, they'll not only be competing with each other, but all over the community.
"It's no secret that the job market is tough right now. That's why students need to really make an extra effort to show employers that they not only have the skills to do the job, but the desire as well," said Matthew Thomas, CFCC's job placement specialist.
The list of participating employers includes:
-Primerica Financial Services
-American Red Cross
Mobile Unit Assistant (Driver)
-Time Warner Cable
-Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants
Independent Beauty Consultants
Relationship Banker Positions
-Century 21 Sweyer & Associates
-Home Instead Senior Care
Care Giver Positions
Independent Candle Consultants
Various Clinical and Non-Clinical Positions
-CFCC Continuing Education Department
-NC Army National Guard
Full time customer services positions for
an inbound call center
-ResCare Home Care
Direct Support Staff
Part-time sales support
Behavioral Health Technicians
All positions within the Army
-Wilmington Police Department
-Champion Valves, Inc.
-Cape Fear Newspapers INC
-Employment Security Commission/ New Hanover Job Link
Southeastern Preschool Education Center (SPEC)
Lead & Assistant Teachers in early
Substitute/Floater positions (FT or PT)
Summer Camp Teachers
One Administrative Positions
-Language Resource Center
All Language Interpreters Including ASL
Hourly Management Position
FT/PT food position
-Wrightsville Beach Surf Camp
Marine Biology Camp Director
Call Center Careers
Sales & Customer Service
-FedEx Ground & FedEx Home Delievery
On Call Temporary Drivers
-Moore Water & Air, Inc. (Rainsoft)
Sales & Marketing Reps.
-Bald Head Island Limited,LLC
Food & Beverage
Building Services Specialist
Building Services Technicians
Food Service Worker
Commercial Building Services Technician
Office Assistant II
Recreation Team Leader
Assistant Transportation Manager
Relief Master/Ferry Mate
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