Jobseekers joined twenty-two local companies in Norwalk Thursday afternoon, with resumes on hand and the drive to discover new opportunities.
FairfieldCountyJobs.com hosted its third annual job fair in Norwalk.
David Lewis, president and CEO of allcountyjobs.com says about 10 of the 22 companies are new.
"We do a lot to be able to get a lot of good people out here," said Lewis. "We set it up a particular time that for some reason a lot of the other job fairs don't so that people who are working can still come here, so you have people coming in now that are probably unemployed and by 5 o'clock people that are employed, as a result, there's been a great deal of success with these events."
Companies at the fair have offered a total of 150 job positions.
"There's always a certain category of companies that do what we call, 'evergreen' jobs, where they're always trying to fill positions, a lot of those are sales or staff oriented." said Lewis. "The good news, I think about this job fair and the ones more recently is that there's a lot of mix of jobs that even go as high as six figures in terms of pay in different categories."
Employers tell us some of the key factors they look for in hires is professionalism, motivation and eagerness to learn.
"We're looking for a sales consultant, where we teach, train somebody how to task dispense and fit hearing aids and give people back the quality of life they need and that they deserve and you find the right people and change people's lives, it's very satisfactory," said Carl Case, Miracle Ear vice president.
"We're not too big on experience," said Lisa Pharr, HR recruitment coordinator for Marrakech Inc. "We're just looking for that person who may have personal experience, where not really looking for the degree, or anything like that unless it is a managerial role."
"We're looking for people with sales experience background, customer relations, there's entry level positions as well as outside sales reps," said Rob Sekoll, Solar City regional sales manager.
"We're looking for self-motivated, professional people that are really looking to serve the community, energetic and willing to work with the community," said Adrianna Molina of the Stamford Police Department.