Job fairs set

6/21/2019, 6 a.m. | Updated on 6/21/2019, 6:55 p.m.
Richmond job seekers may find employment with two large, back-to-back job fairs.

Richmond job seekers may find employment with two large, back-to-back job fairs.

First up: A hiring event in Henrico County 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 21, at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s Workforce and Development Conference Center, 1651 E. Parham Road.

Second: A job fair in Richmond 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby St.

The Henrico event stems from concern over the sudden closure of a printing plant earlier this month that resulted in the layoff of 240 employees. A variety of companies are expected to be on hand to interview job seekers, including the printing plant employees, according to the event’s sponsor, Virginia Career Works-Capital Region.

Participants should bring résumés and references for consideration, VCWCR officials said.

VCWCR is a regional, government-supported workforce assistance program with a focus on serving the unemployed and underemployed.

Details: (804) 952-6116 or www.VCWCapital.com.

The June 29 Richmond event involves City Hall departments and private companies recruiting workers, with organizers expecting some people to get offers on the spot.


Councilwoman Ellen Robertson

City Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson, 6th District, is staging the fair with support from the city. At least seven city departments and GRTC, along with 10 private companies, including J & G Consulting, RoadTekTraffic Control, AARP and Treehouse Realty, have signed up to participate. Unity Workforce also will be conducting prescreening for the multiple companies it represents.

Information about city programs also will be available.

Details: Ellen.Robertson@Richmondgov.com or Kiya Stokes, (804) 646-7964, or Lori.Payne@richmondgov.com, city Office of Community Wealth Building.