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W.Va. Statewide Virtual Job Fairs Series Resumes In January

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Workforce West Virginia announced that its 2024 series of virtual job fairs will begin Wednesday, Jan.3, from 1 – 3:30 p.m. Both employers and job seekers are invited to participate in the virtual event. These online job fairs allow job seekers to apply, live chat, video chat and interview virtually with employers participating in the event.

Registration is required for employers and job seekers. Click here to register as a job seeker for the Jan. 3 event. Click here to register as an employer. 

“As long as you have an internet connection, you can learn more about the great opportunities in the Mountain State and chat with West Virginia employers,” said Acting Commissioner of WorkForce West Virginia Scott Adkins. 

Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and have a calm, clutter-free background, as employers may request to engage in a video interview. The Virtual Statewide Job Fair portal features a Job Seeker Training video, a list of participating employers, and channels for attendees to register and log in. 

Department of Commerce Secretary James Bailey said in a release that these fairs have proven useful for job seekers and employers.

“Since these fairs began in 2022, more than 8,000 West Virginians have registered and submitted more than 4,600 resumes and connected with thousands of employers,” Bailey said. “The Dec. 6 Statewide Virtual Job Fair connected 840 registered job seekers with 101 registered employers, with over 700 jobs available. We saw job seekers submit nearly 580 resumes.”

WorkForce West Virginia notes that in 2023, more than 6,800 job seekers registered to attend a Statewide Virtual Job Fair to connect with 1,577 registered employers, resulting in 74,747 booth visits. Last year, West Virginia job seekers submitted 4,083 resumes and employers posted 8,330 jobs. 

These events are scheduled throughout 2024.  For more information about WorkForce West Virginia and the Statewide Virtual Job Fairs, visit www.workforce wv.org or contact wfwvvjf@wv.gov.