Presque Isle – Northern Maine Community College hosted its annual job fair on Thursday, March 23, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the College gymnasium. This was the first job fair since pre-Covid. The large turnout for the event revealed the community’s eagerness to reconnect with local employers.
Over 70 businesses from Aroostook County and throughout New England participated in the event. Employers actively engaged with perspective employees, gathered resumes, some even interviewing onsite. Approximately 220 job seekers attended the event, including three local schools.
After the event, employers completed an anonymous survey to provide feedback on what went well and how to improve the event for next year. Positive comments included, “This job fair has always been the best around! It is very well organized and well thought out,” and others highlighted opportunities for improvement, several mentioned that they are hopeful that a higher number of high school students will attend future job fairs.
“NMCC looks forward to continuing this job fair in years to come”, says NMCC Student Support and Career Specialist, Cassie Ouellette. Cassie continued to state “This year’s job fair was a great networking opportunity for employers and job seekers. There was a sense of enthusiasm from all involved in this event. A special thanks to all the NMCC staff and volunteers who made this event possible.” Cassie recently started her role at NMCC; she was eager and excited to bring back the job fair. She took the lead to make it happen.