Cache Valley Media Job Fair impacted recruiters and job seekers

Marina Sessions went to the 2019 Cache Media Group Job Fair, located at Castle Manor in Hyde Park on Wednesday, and visited with more than 30 employers trying to find a job.

There were over 30 employers looking for recruits at this year’s Cache Valley Media Job Fair. About 600 people came looking for jobs or trying to upgrade their employment.

“My husband is at the point where he has to go to school full time,” she said. “I’ve got to be the breadwinner while he finishes his education.”

Although she visited with half of the recruiters, she only found one employer she was interested in, but had more to visit.

Brock Moss had a folder full of resumes he was passing out to upgrade his employment. He visited with Jordan Yeats of the call center Dynata, formerly SSI, to find out about his company.

The job fair was a place where people could check out several employers in one place and is a popular event this time of year.

Greg Roper, a sales manager for the Cache Valley Media Group, said they had about 600 to 700 people at last year’s Spring Job Fair.

Cory Wood, a human resource officer at West Point Dairy, said he recruited some employees from last fall’s job fair and came back to find more recruits.

Kristen Call from ThermoFisher was recruiting possible employees at the Cache Valley Media Job Fair Wednesday, April 24. She said this was one of the better job fairs in the valley for what she is trying to do.

The butter maker doesn’t care if employees have a college degree, he said.

“I think it went pretty well; I ended up with up to 18 people who showed interest. I will contact 10 of those,” Wood said. “If I can get five or six good employees, I’m happy.”

Kristen Call, representing ThermoFisher, had been there less than an hour and had five people show interest in the company. She thought the job fair went to really well, and the exposure was good.

“We talked to a lot of recruits,” she said. “It’s a good way to get people to our upcoming career fair where we will be doing on the spot interviewing.”

She said the job fair was ThermoFisher’s best way to get their name in front of the people they’re trying to recruit. The company has found the career fair to be the best way to recruit employees. She expects to get a wide range of people at their career fair from this job fair.

Carlos Carias, a recruiter for Advanced Call Center Technology, said he felt good about the turnout at the job fair.

“We hired a couple of people and have 25 new leads,” he said. “I think it is one of the better job fairs in the area.”

Carlos Velasquez and Francisco Barrara talk with Rose Lopes from Focus Workforce Management about employment at Lowers Food Inc. located in Richmond.

Rose Lopes, from Focus Workforce Management, was recruiting for Lower Foods Outlet. She covers the entire state and thought it was good exposure for Cache Valley.

“I always go to the ones in Cache Valley,” she said. “It went good, I worked at it pretty hard.”

She said they had several positions they are trying to fill.

Cache Valley Media Group holds two job fairs a year, one in the spring and another in the fall.

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