Looking for a job? Go to a career fair

By Ilhan Raage


Students attend a career fair held Nov. 1 at the RCTC Fieldhouse and sponsored by the Rochester Post Bulletin. (Photo courtesy Ken Klotzbach Rocheser Post Bulletin)

Google is often the first place people look when they are searching for a job. However, sometimes there are opportunities closer than one thinks.

On Nov. 1, there was a career fair in the RCTC Fieldhouse, which was packed full of booths for different profession options.

There were many stands, but a few employers represented were Dave Syverson Truck Centers, Rochester Public Transit and SAS Retail Services.

The Olmsted County has jobs that open daily. Some job options they have available are positions as social workers and clerical. Many of their jobs are full-time positions.

The Center City Housing Corporation provides permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless. They are looking for part-time front desk tenant assistants.

Judy Aspling, the Human Resources Director, said that jobs with them, ìare excellent for people who want to go into social services careers because it gives them a completely different viewpoint.î To contact Center City Housing Corp, call 218-722-7161.

The MN Reading and Math Corps is seeking to hire tutors. No prior teaching education is required because they provide training. If interested, apply online at minessotareadingcorps.org

Tutors would work with children from preschool through third grade in their literacy program. Tutors also help students in fourth to eighth grade with math understanding.

Research shows that children are more likely to be successful based on their literacy skills, especially when they reach a sufficient reading level. Studies also show that more than 90 percent of students who drop out of high school lack proper understanding of math.

To get more information on jobs and other career fairs, visit https://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/find-a-job/job-career-fair/