DWS Sponsoring Statewide Virtual Job Fair

Virtual job fair Utah
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On Thursday, September 1, the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) will hold a statewide job fair on their website Jobs.Utah.gov.

The job fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to Troy Lamb of the local DWS office, who spoke on KVNU’s For the People show on Wednesday.

“We’ve been doing this virtual job fair now for probably around two years. Just about every month we’ve been doing this virtual job fair platform and you can find the link and the information right on our webpage, jobs.utah.gov. And you want to get registered with us, so if you haven’t done that yet, you’ll want to take a moment to build a profile, registration for free on our website (so) get registered.”

Troy Lamb, local DWS Office

As part of the registration procedure, Lamb advised that you post a photo of yourself since those who do so are around 70% more likely to have their profiles seen and to be successful.

“And then you’ll also want to upload a nice copy of your resume that’s going to sell you for the type of job or industry that you’re targeting in the job fair. You can do all of that just before the job fair, get started. Obviously, if you can’t get in right at 9:45 (a.m.) to 10 or somewhere in that area, jump in anytime between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. I probably wouldn’t wait ‘til 12:45 and jump in, that’s kind of toward the end of the job fair.”

Troy Lamb, local DWS Office

He was asked regarding a study that claims elder workers are better suited for remote or telework.

“I actually got a little more information on that as well. I wanted to find what was meant by ‘older workers’ in the report that you’re reading, and just by definition, the age bracket would be anywhere from 25 to 54…(it) kind of fit the mold for those taking advantage of teleworking. Of course, workers that are younger than 25, generally, maybe aren’t ready or as set up to be able to do teleworking, working from home.”

Troy Lamb

According to Lamb, there are many fantastic options for remote employees. Administrative and professional level employment in many different industries allow for some degree of teleworking.

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