On Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, FIT held its Second Annual Spring Fling Hiring Event.
An event that takes months of preparation from securing employers, to selecting the perfect venue to host, but most importantly getting the word out to the community! FIT Job Developer, Jamie, and previous Job Developer, Conrad, worked endlessly to ensure a successful event. The hiring event took place at the Pearson Community Center, a central and well known location among the community. Employers from various sectors that ranged from warehousing, hospitality, trucking, construction, IT, retail and so many more.
FIT holds the Spring Fling Hiring Event to bring job seekers to employers in an easy one-stop shop! If needed, attendees were able to start from scratch and build a resume with the guidance of FIT Case Managers.
Attendees then moved on to the main event, where they got to meet and interact with the various employers that were in attendance. Employers were collecting resumes for openings and if impressed by the attendee, offered on the spot interviews or scheduled interviews for a future date!
Multiple employers told FIT Job Developer how impressed they were with the turn out, there were many great candidates for positions. Those who attended the event were also impressed with the option of employers they were presented with. One in particular, Abram was thrilled with the success he had. He said “I did get an interview, along with leads and information for different options that I have in the future.” Abram wasn’t the only one to walk out of the event feeling hopeful!
We had 176 attendees for the hiring event, and 27 employers. Overall a successful event!
A big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to bring this event together, Pearson Community Center for hosting the event at their location, all the employers in attendance, and the FIT team! Hope to see you all and more at next year’s event!