GARY | The office of U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky announced a full slate of local employers would attend his Jobs and Opportunity Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Indiana Hall of the Genesis Center in downtown Gary.
The Center of Workforce Innovations will attend the event and host a booth to help Northwest Indiana job seekers fine-tune their resumes. The Center also will host a table with resources for small businesses.
“The Jobs and Opportunity Fair will give Northwest Indiana residents the opportunity to connect with a variety of employers throughout the region, as well as polish their job-seeking skills. I encourage all Northwest Indiana residents seeking job opportunities or stronger job-searching skills to attend,” Congressman Visclosky said.
The fair also will host various apprenticeship programs in the trades.
Mary Lynn Gargas-South, director of human resources for ArcelorMittal USA, said that the fair would be useful for employers and job applicants alike.
“We look forward to meeting individuals that are interested in our hourly craft and operations positions as well as salaried supervisors, providing excellent wages, benefits, and career opportunities,” Gargas-South said in a statement
Employers attending the fair include: U.S. Steel, Lake County Electrical Training Center, DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management, Staff Source, Operating Engineers Local 150 Apprenticeship, Korellis Roofing Inc., Peoples Bank, ArcelorMittal, Indiana Beverage Inc., Porter-Starke Services Inc., Heat and Frost Insulators Local 17 J.A.T.C., Horseshoe Casino Hammond, Carpenters JATC, IU Health – La Porte Hospital, Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living, Davis Staffing and Purdue University North Central.
Other employers at the fair include Calumet College of St. Joseph, Valparaiso University Graduate School, Iron Workers Local 395 J.A.T.C., Gary/Chicago International Airport, Horizon Bank, Indiana Wesleyan University Finishing Trades Institute of District Council 91/IUPAT, BP Whiting Refinery, Great Lakes Electrical Maintenance Inc., Pipefitters Local 597 Apprenticeship, Roofers Local 26 J.A.T.C., B.A.C. Local 4 IN/KY Apprenticeship, Canadian National Railroad, Actin, Primerica Financial Services, Canadian National Railway Co. and the Art Institutes of Illinois