The second annual Jackson County Career & Hiring Fair will take place Wednesday, March 20, from 2:30-6 p.m. at Pearson Memorial Center at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, Maquoketa. 

Admission is free.

The event will provide job seekers access to more than 35 businesses and organizations at one location. Job seekers can find positions and information regarding careers in the areas of manufacturing, healthcare, general business, financial services, trades, and more. Find information about apprenticeships and other career training programs and resources. 

Full-time, part-time, and seasonal opportunities will be available. 

This year’s event will also include simulations and interactive booths. 

“We are excited to have so many local businesses and industries willing to participate in this event,” said Nic Hockenberry, director of the Jackson County Economic Alliance. “Early in the afternoon, these businesses will have an opportunity to connect with seniors from all four Jackson County high schools. Beginning at 2:30, anyone looking for employment — students, veterans, retirees, parents, persons re-entering the workforce — are encouraged to stop by Pearson Hall to meet with these local employers.”

For those who are unable to attend, the IowaWorks Satellite Office is available on Wednesdays 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Operation: New View, 904 E. Quarry St., Maquoketa. This office can also assist with writing resumes and interviewing skills.

The 2019 Jackson County Career & Hiring Fair is a partnership of Jackson County Economic Alliance, IowaWorks, Maquoketa Area Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, and Prosperity Eastern Iowa. 

For further details and a list of participating vendors, visit Keep up-to-date by joining the Jackson County Career & Hiring Fair event on Facebook. 

This event is sponsored by Riverview Tug Service, Imagine the Possibilities, Inc., McDonald’s, Operating Engineers Local 234, Dynamic Tube, Inc., and Precision Metal Works.