Job fair planned Friday in Gary

The Times Diversity Conference and Job Fair last week at the Avalon Manor banquet Center. A job fair will take place in Gary Friday.

photo by Tony V. Martin

A job far will take place in Gary on Friday for both full- and part-time positions. 

Indiana Manpower Placement and Comprehensive Training will host the Community Connection "We Have Jobs" job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Division of Family Resources, 110 W. Ridge Road, in Gary. Organizers say jobs will be available in manufacturing, health care and sales, as well as at local casinos and staffing agencies.

Employers slated to attend include Econo Lodge, Franciscan Health, Horseshoe Casino, Lake County government, Majestic Star Casino, National Facility Service, Performance Plus, Sebo's, TELE-PERFORMANCE, The Premier Group and Tradebe Environmental.

"Please dress professionally," organizers said in statement. "Participating employers want to see job seekers dressed professionally and with multiple copies of your resume. Please do not wear inappropriate clothing to the hiring event."

The job fair is open to adults 18 years or older. Children are not allowed, and job seekers are encouraged to find a babysitter or some other child care arrangement if necessary.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.