Tampa Career Fair On Feb. 9 Is Open To Public

Job News Tampa will host a career fair on Wednesday, Feb. 9, in Tampa.

Fara Kneitel, general manager of Job News Tampa, says the fair draws a large crowd. "We typically have about 1,000 attendees," Kneitel says. She goes on to say that the fair is for everyone, covering career ranges from entry level to upper management. Employers attending the event include CarMax, ABC Action News and USAA among others. FrankCrum Staffing and Barry University will be offering free resume reviews for job seekers as well.

Kneitel says that hiring in the Tampa Bay region has picked up since the New Year. "All the numbers and research point to 2011 being a much better year in the job market," Kneitel says. She shared that even though December is typically a slow hiring month; the unemployment rate in Tampa dropped nearly a whole percentage point as we entered 2011.

Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and be ready to interview on-the-spot. "The best advice I can give to anyone attending the career fair is be prepared," Kneitel says. "Bring plenty of resumes as well as a notebook and pen with you. Take your time and visit all the booths as you never know what companies are right for you."

The job fair, which is free and open to the public, is being sponsored by Ferman Chevrolet, Progressive Insurance and the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

The career fair will take place on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wyndham Westshore Hotel, 700 N. Westshore Blvd. in Tampa.

Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Fara Kneitel, JobNewsTampa.com

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Kimberly Patterson is a news editor for 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.
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