Reminder: 2 area job fairs this week

Hundreds of jobs are up for grabs in Southwest Ohio beginning Thursday with a job fair featuring veteran-friendly employers, and again on Saturday when a new auto supplier hopes to fill available positions on the production line.

The first event on the calendar is Thursday’s RecruitMilitary job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 28 at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati.

Three organizations are teaming up to host the event: Disabled American Veterans, Loveland-based RecruitMilitary and Blue Ash-based food manufacturer AdvancePierre Foods.

Who’s invited? Veterans who already have civilian work experience, personnel who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, military spouses and other military family members, according to RecruitMilitary, a for-profit firm that helps companies hire veterans.

Participation has grown to about 87 employers, franchisors, educational institutions and government agencies that are expected to attend, according to organizers. Also of note is 30-plus of participating employers are locally headquartered including Belterra Park Gaming, The Kroger Co., General Electric Co., Kao Brands, AdvancePierre Foods Inc., and Cintas Corp., said RecruitMilitary spokeswoman Jill Krabacher.

“Just to tell you at our last event in Cincinnati in October, 241 job offers were extended after the event. We actually track those,” Krabacher said.

In addition, there were 324 job seekers that attended last year’s hiring event held in Cincinnati, and 76 or so exhibitors, she said.

“When they come to the event, they should talk to everyone. You never know what companies have available,” she said. “Maybe they come just to network.

For more information, go online to recruitmilitary.com.

Next, is a job fair Saturday, May 30, at one of the region’s newest manufacturers.

Auto supplier UGN Inc. scheduled a job fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the newly constructed manufacturing plant on Gateway Boulevard in Monroe, which is located off Ohio 63, said Chip Zanzinger, human resource manager for UGN in Monroe.

Fifty-five jobs need filled no later than June 16, and another 55 employees are needed on the job by July 28, Zanzinger said. Starting pay for experienced production operators, the majority of positions available, is $13 an hour with full benefits, he said.

Walk-in applications are accepted weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Zanzinger said. Job applicants can also email cover letter and resume information to monroejobs@ugnauto.com.

Find more information online at the company’s website, www.ugn.com.

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