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Job seekers, employers can attend virtual job fair Wednesday

Posted 10/22/22

A free virtual job fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Businesses and job seekers from across an 11-county region.

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Job seekers, employers can attend virtual job fair Wednesday

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UTICA — A free virtual job fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Businesses and job seekers from across an 11-county region, which includes Herkimer, Oneida and Madison counties, are invited to attend..

The online event is sponsored by the Workforce Development Board of Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties’ (WDB/HMO) Regional Apprenticeship Development and Readiness (RADAR) grant project. A nearly $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, funded by the Apprenticeship Building America grant, will develop job training programs that will help connect local job seekers with high-demand industries, with individuals with disabilities as the primary participants.

“The Regional Apprenticeship Development & Readiness (RADAR) program is creating a ‘Pipeline to Apprenticeship’ to solve the workforce needs many employers and job seekers are facing today,” said Sommer Edwards, project director.

“Apprenticeship initiatives are being used across the county to not only address the workforce shortage and employee retention but to provide a cost-effective streamline for job seekers to find a career that provides both a livable wage and benefits, without needing years of experience or higher education,” Edwards added.

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