Attendees mill between vendor tables during the Kenai Peninsula Job and Career Fair in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Attendees mill between vendor tables during the Kenai Peninsula Job and Career Fair in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Job Fair draws employers, seekers

The Job Center has options and opportunities to connect people with training, coaching and funding

More than 50 vendors filled the Old Carrs Mall on Wednesday to participate in the annual Kenai Peninsula Job Fair to connect directly with job seekers. People could be seen throughout the day moving from table to table, some with resumes in hand.

Represented were a variety of industries, including state and local government, construction, health care, hospitality, retail, and others. Also present were organizations that offer job training like Kenai Peninsula Driving Instruction or AVTEC.

Among the attendees milling about Wednesday morning were a group of students from Kenai Alternative High School, who had come by to check out potential jobs and get face time with employers.

Though the fair is passed, resources intended to help people find or prepare for jobs are available at the Kenai Peninsula Job Center — also located in the Old Carrs Mall — every day.

Sara Bieber, Gulf Coast regional manager for the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development, said earlier this month that the center has options and opportunities to connect people with training, coaching and funding. Part of the appeal of the annual job fair, she said, is getting people in the door and introduced to some of those resources.

For more information, visit jobs.alaska.gov/jobfairs or call 907-335-3010.

Reach reporter Jake Dye at jacob.dye@peninsulaclarion.com.

Attendees mill between vendor tables during the Kenai Peninsula Job and Career Fair in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Attendees mill between vendor tables during the Kenai Peninsula Job and Career Fair in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Attendees mill between vendor tables during the Kenai Peninsula Job and Career Fair in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Attendees mill between vendor tables during the Kenai Peninsula Job and Career Fair in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Vendors speak to attendees of the Kenai Peninsula Job and Career Fair in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Vendors speak to attendees of the Kenai Peninsula Job and Career Fair in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

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