By Jeanna Baxter White
Davie CONNECT, DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties and the Davie County Chamber of Commerce joined forces on Wednesday, October 16th at the Davie Campus in Mocksville for a co-sponsored job fair.
The event brought together 38 employers representing a wide range of professions and industries. Career options at the job fair included positions in the areas of healthcare, advanced manufacturing, business, IT, education and more. The job fair was moved to the library and surrounding area which provided more space to accommodate a larger number of employers.
According to Carolyn McManamy, director of Davie CONNECT, “Our job fair attracted a large number of job seekers and we are thrilled with the teamwork and the support of DCCC as we strive to connect businesses to resources and kids to careers and to provide innovative workforce solutions for Davie County.”
“This job fair was open to students and to the public as well. Our employers gained access to a wide range of talent which provided wonderful direct recruiting opportunities that reached beyond the walls of the community college student body. We were very pleased that our pre-event outreach attracted both DCCC students and other job seekers from the community,” added McManamy.
A survey of job seekers attending the job fair indicated that 100% of job seekers attending the job fair were satisfied with the variety of employers represented while 95.2% of job seekers found the schedule of the job fair was convenient. 29% of attendees spoke with less than 5 employers, 62% spoke with 5-20 employers while while 8% spoke with more than 20 employers!
Employers attending the job fair included A Child’s World, Accordian Health Ashley Furniture, Avgol, Bayada Home Health, Bermuda Commons, Bradley Personnel, Brakebush Brothers, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, Census 2020, Concordance Healthcare Solutions, Covenant Case Management Services, Davie County, Davie County Schools, DCCC Human Resources, Debbie’s Staffing, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Egger Wood Products, First Choice Personnel, Gildan, Health Systems Management, Home Instead Senior Care, Ingersoll Rand, IntelliChoice Home Care, Jockey International, Masterbrand Cabinets, NC Vocational Rehab, NCWorks, Quality Oil Company, Randstad, REEB, The Resource, UPS, Walmart, Wake Forest Baptist Health, WFBH Davie Medical Center, Workforce Unlimited and Zaxby’s Bermuda Run.
Given the success of the DCCC/Davie CONNECT/Davie Chamber job fair, we can expect additional job fairs to be scheduled moving forward. A spring 2020 job fair is planned for mid April with more details to follow soon.
About Davie CONNECT
An initiative of the Davie County Economic Commission, Davie CONNECT is designed to connect businesses to resources and kids to careers and to provide innovative workforce solutions for Davie County. For more information, contact Carolyn McManamy at 336.753.6670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Davidson County Community College
Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is a fully accredited, multi-campus college where students of all ages and backgrounds pursue academic and career-focused education in order to build successful futures. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers more than 40 degree and professional certificate programs to students in Davidson and Davie counties, as well as affordable college-credit coursework to students who plan to transfer to 4-year universities. With a mission to serve the changing needs of students competing in a global environment, DCCC is committed to quality education, innovative and equitable learning experiences, training, and support across a wide range of 21st-century career fields.