Two events aimed at helping local residents find jobs will be held in Hillsboro next week.
On Friday, May 12, Highland County Community Action and OhioMeansJobs/Highland County will host a Spring Job and Training Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hi-Tech Center, 1575 N. High St., Hillsboro.
There will be more than 30 employers at the event looking to hold interviews, distribute applications, accept resumes, and give out general information on their businesses, plus at least five colleges and training centers on-site.
The event is open to anyone. Those needing assistance developing a resume or with interviewing skills or employment preparation can visit the Highland County Community Action, OhioMeansJobs Center.
“It’s to help local employees find employers and to help employers find employees,” an event spokesperson who asked not to be identified said Tuesday.
Before that, on Wednesday, May 10, the fourth annual Dress For Success Cincinnati Mobile Career Transformation Center event will be hosted by Highland County Community Action, in partnership with area employers/agencies.
“The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools that help women thrive in work and in life,” Community Action said in a news release. “This is a day to focus on the women that are selected to increase job searching knowledge, receive professional attire for job interviews and improve self-esteem and self-confidence.”
The event is for women only. It runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and those taking part must be invited by Community Action, some other agency or employer, probation officers and others, the spokesperson said.
Nominations must be turned in by May 5.
Community members and businesses can donate professional attire to support the program. In turn, Dress for Success uses the clothing to dress a client from head-to-toe for job interviews.
“Along with suiting, a client may also receive hosiery, shoes, jewelry, an overcoat, and a purse,” the news release said. “By bringing this service to women in Highland County, the participants have the professional attire appropriate for a job interview, an increased sense of self-confidence, new or refreshed knowledge of work skills which helps to improve interview skills, secure employment, and begin building a life of self-sufficiency, not only for herself, but for her family.”
Volunteers and participating local businesses currently include Holtfield Station, NCB Bank, Highland County Community Action, Liticia Walker, Teresa Pollard, Trends Salon, Mane Street Salon, Highland County Chamber of Commerce, Jodi Jackson, Weastec, Ancient Valley Coffee Company, Batter-up Bakery, Merchants National Bank, Dress for Success Cincinnati, Maddie Thomas, Bob Evans, Three Spoons Diner, Subway Greenfield, Pam and Gretchen Montgomery, Trends Hair Salon, Star Cinema, Little Caesars Pizza, Domino’s Greenfield, and Peebles Department Store.
For more information on either event, contact the Highland County Community Action, OhioMeansJobs Center at 937-393-1933. Hours of operation for OhioMeansJobs | Highland County (formerly known as the Highland County Employment Center), located at 1575 N. High St., Suite 100, Hillsboro, are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.