Editorial: Need a job? Check out these opportunities

Published 8:21 pm Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Looking for a job or interested in changing careers? Here’s your chance.

In the last 30 days there were 145 jobs posted within 10 miles of Albert Lea and 481 within 25 miles, according to minnesotaworks.net. Of those 481 jobs, 415 were full-time positions, and 66 were part-time. That number includes a variety of positions, both skilled and unskilled, some of which were advertised and some of which were not.

Many of these jobs will be showcased at the upcoming Albert Lea Job and Career Fair Wednesday at Northbridge Mall, which is sponsored by Minnesota Workforce Center, Cedar Valley Services, Hy-Vee and the Tribune.

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From 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., job seekers are encouraged to meet employers, gather information about open positions and submit applications. Employers in attendance are looking to fill part-time, full-time and entry level positions. Professional, health care, retail and manufacturing positions are included.

More than 40 employers from all over southern Minnesota and northern Iowa are expected to be in attendance.

Separately, there will also be a Summer Youth Job Fair from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday in the Albert Lea High School commons area.

At this event, which is sponsored by the Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce, Albert Lea Area Schools and Workforce Development Inc., high school students are encouraged to check out this event to find their summer jobs. Employers such as the city of Albert Lea, St. John’s Lutheran Community, Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen, Doherty Staffing, Minnesota Freezer Warehouse, Good Samaritan Society and McDonald’s, among others, will be present.

We encourage job seekers, young and old alike, to check out these events. With all of the job openings right now and a low unemployment rate, employers are eager to meet responsible, hardworking candidates.

Remember, it’s a job seeker’s market.