Submitted by Marylee Boston
Job seekers and employers looking to hire were brought together at the Fenelon Falls Job Fair hosted by VCCS Employment Services and the Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce on March 27th. Fourteen local employers had a variety of part time, full time and seasonal positions available for the crowd of nearly 70 attendees seeking employment. VCCS also had over 70 job postings for positions in Lindsay and surrounding area that needed to be filled, and 100 jobs on their job board total.
A highlight of the job fair was the fact that it was held right here in Fenelon Falls and therefore significantly reduced the transportation barrier. Local students walked to the Community Centre after school and for those with a vehicle there was ample parking and accessible facilities.
Thank you to all the employers, VCCS staff and the public who made this inaugural event such a success. Due to the positive feedback the Chamber of Commerce will look for future opportunities to partner with VCCS to support local employers and job seekers to help build a strong, thriving community right here in Fenelon Falls.