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Job Fair goes high tech: Plan for Oct. 2 Gardens event with mobile app

Students and local job seekers will be able to meet more than 45 hiring employers at the Job & University Transfer Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the BioScience Technology Complex on Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. The event is free and open to the public, and with the new app, attendees can plan ahead.

There's an app for that! Plan Your Job Fair with free app: go to Apple's App Store or Google Play and search for “PBSC Career Fair Plus.”
There’s an app for that! Plan your time at the job fair and prepare to meet more than 45 employers with the free app: Go to Apple’s App Store or Google Play and search for “PBSC Career Fair Plus.”

In celebration of the fair’s 20th anniversary, a new “PBSC Career Fair Plus” mobile app is now available for free download from Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The app provides attendees with an up-to-the-minute list of attending companies and open positions as well as an interactive fair map. Attendees can mark their favorites, get alerts, find company links for research and navigate their route in advance. To download, attendees should go to their preferred app store and search for “PBSC Career Fair Plus.”

I’m particularly excited that we are introducing a mobile app for the job fair. As this is our 20th anniversary event, we didn’t want it to be like a job fair from 20 years ago! –Tracy Joinson

Both private and public sector employers with current full- and part-time openings will exhibit. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet hiring managers from a wide range of organizations, such as NextEra Energy, LRP Publications, Norwegian Cruise Line, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Wells Fargo Bank, Cintas Corporation, AIG Financial Network, Mavericks in Education, PGA National Resort & Spa, Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Florida Department of Children and Families. Job openings range from entry level to managerial.

In addition, several universities will offer information about transferring and advanced education options. Exhibiting schools include Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Florida State University, Johnson & Wales University, Lynn University, Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Stetson University, University of Central Florida and the University of Florida.

“We have had such a strong, positive response from the local employers about participating in our event this year,” says Tracy Joinson, coordinator for the Career Center on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, which is hosting the event. “It shows that the local economy has certainly improved over the past few years, and organizations recognize we have a great pool of potential candidates here at Palm Beach State. I’m particularly excited that we are introducing a mobile app for the job fair. As this is our 20th anniversary event, we didn’t want it to be like a job fair from 20 years ago!”

For more information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career; the site has a Job Fair link featuring a list of companies and open positions, as well as universities exhibiting. Questions also may be directed to Gary Karl, fair organizer and career development advisor, at 561-207-5349 or email karlg@palmbeachstate.edu.

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