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Virtual career fair March 4

As the economy recovers and Ohio businesses across the state work to stay open or in some cases reopen, OhioMeansJobs Ashland, Holmes and Wayne counties are hosting OHZone, a virtual career fair, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 4.

The goal is to help Ohioans, especially those who have been impacted by COVID-19, find employment while helping regional businesses build a qualified, motivated workforce, according to a news release.

The fully virtual, online event will feature more than 35 businesses in Ashland, Holmes and Wayne counties that are hiring for over 800 open positions. Participating business virtual booths feature open positions at varying experience levels.

“The virtual career fair is open to job seekers seeking new employment or career advancement,” Richard Owens, director of OhioMeansJobs Wayne County, said in the news release.

Target industries include advanced manufacturing, food/agribusiness, logistics/distribution and medical.

Job seekers are encouraged to register for the event early to upload their resume and qualifications, explore businesses and open positions, and sign up to receive alerts and reminders leading up to and throughout the event.

Peter Stefaniuk, director of OhioMeansJobs Ashland County, said in the news release that attending the virtual career fair provides “a safe and convenient way to discover local employment opportunities.”

Register for the OHZone virtual career fair by visiting and select your county of residence. For registration assistance and questions regarding the event, job seekers are encouraged to call OhioMeansJobs Ashland County at (419) 282-5052, OhioMeansJobs Holmes County at (330) 674-1111 or OhioMeansJobs Wayne County at (330) 264-5060.

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