Monday, February 10, 2014

Mayor convenes job fair with 62 employers on hand

Mayor Patrick Cannon announced Monday that job-seekers will have a chance to interview with more than 60 employers at The Mayor’s Job Fair, to be held later this month. The city said that as of Monday, 62 employers had signed on for the event, to be held Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St.

“Although unemployment rates have fallen, we must not take that downturn in unemployment for granted,” Cannon said. “There are people in Charlotte who are skilled workers, but are still looking for a position. My goal is to connect people who need jobs with local companies that have jobs available right now.”
Cannon, who has been working with the Charlotte Chamber, the Hospitality and Tourism Association and other groups, said employers in the job fair will have entry-level and supervisory openings to fill.

The employer registration deadline is Wednesday.  The event is free for job-seekers but they must also register. To do so, go to, click on “Charlotte Mayor,” then “News.”