Job fair registrations ongoing

OHIO Valley Job Fair Registrations have been sent to industries, businesses and others asking them to participate in the 2013 Ohio Valley Job Fair which will be held April 3 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville.

“We have sent man forms requesting participation in the Job Fair ‘ said Michael Schlanz, director of Belmont County Connections, “Last year we had 80 and we are trying to get more,” he said., The registration form requests potential employers to provide information on any possible job opening and the type of positions for which they will be recruiting.

“Last year the Job Fair met with a lot of success. We are hoping for the same thing this year,” Schlanz said. “We are confident there are many people with job skills who are seeking work. The Job Fair is an excellent way for them to meet with several employers at one location.”

Schlanz said the Job Fair is also an excellent tool for employers to find qualified employees.

Information on the Job Fair is available by calling (740) 633-5627 or toll free 1-877-516-5627. Belmont County Connections is located at 302 Walnut St,, in Martins Ferry.

Job applicants can check the names of participating businesses who will be listed at “The list will be updated periodically, so they may want to check it frequently,” Schlanz said.

The Job Fair has listed some “tips for success” in applying for a position. They are as follows:

  • Make a good firs t impression. Have a neat and clean appearance.
  • Dresss appropriately: casual clothes.
  • Do not wear jeans, t-shirts and hats.
  • Bring several copies of your resume, and pens and pencils.
  • Know your employment history, dates and references, telephone numbers, etc, to complete applications.

For Job Search assistance, stop by Belmont County Connections Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.