Local job fair planned

GREENFIELD — Diane Davis has already begun updating her résumé.

In anticipation of an upcoming job fair, the 32-year-old, who has been in search of work since November, is doing all she can to set herself up for success for the free event, where 17 employers will be on hand with jobs to offer.

The job fair, organized by Love in the Name of Christ, a faith-based nonprofit, is slated for 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 7 at Brandywine Community Church, 1551 E. New Road. The first hour of the fair will be reserved for veterans exclusively, and the remainder of the event, between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., will be open to all.

Jim Peters, director of the nonprofit, said the organization is in the process of reaching out to residents across the community to spread word.

He hopes the event will attract unemployed residents and also those who are working one or more part-positions but are in search of a full-time job with benefits like health insurance.

Employers will conduct brief on-site interviews, talking with visitors to determine what positions they might qualify for, said Karla Whisenand, ministry coordinator for the nonprofit.

Whisenand, who’s organizing the event, hopes it will appeal to residents who have been out of work for a substantial amount of time and have become discouraged by the search process.

Davis of Greenfield doesn’t have a car of her own, but she’s arranged for a ride to the event, she said. Searching for a job without a car has been difficult, she said.

The event should streamline the job search, Whisenand said.

“To have all of these employers in one space at the same time, that’s the key,” she said.

The organization has assisted with job fairs in the past, but this will be the first of its own, Peters said.

The nonprofit will also promote its series of job-skills workshops at the event, which pair job-seekers with mentors who teach them various skills, including résumé-building and interviewing skills.

More information about the workshops, which are held several times a year, can be found on the nonprofit’s website, loveinc-ghc.org.

Residents who are unable to attend the job fair can search job postings on the organization’s website.

At a glance

Love in the Name of Christ, a local nonprofit, is hosting a job fair at Brandywine Community Chuch, 1551 E. New Rd., June 7. The fair will be open to veterans exclusively between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and will open to the general public between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The following employers will participate in the event:

Bastian

Express Employment

Elwood Staffing

First Call Staffing

Formica

Freedom Senior Services

Greenfield Daily Reporter

Hancock Regional Hospital

Hancock County Public Library

Honda

Indiana Automotive Fasteners

Keihin

Randstad Staffing

Stanley Black & Decker

Tsuda

Woodland Terrance

Yamaha

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Daniel Morgan is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. He can be reached at (317) 477-3228 or dmorgan@greenfieldreporter.com.