John Tyler Community College to hold October job fair virtually

By Zach Armstrong

PETERSBURG, Va -- John Tyler Community College will be holding a virtual Fall Career Fair featuring various employers Oct. 20 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. to help students, alumni and members of the community connect to job opportunities.

Attendees will have access to contact local employers at the online career fair through live chat, videos, virtual tours, and downloaded brochures that highlight job opportunities. A full list of businesses participating in the event may be found at the college’s website after Oct. 14.

"We know many of our students and alumni and members of our community have had their employment impacted by the pandemic, and we want to help them learn about the jobs area employers need to fill," said Ashley Pinney, career and internship coordinator at John Tyler in a press release.

In the past, the event has been held at the John Tyler’s Midlothian and Chester locations where participants were encouraged to dress in business attire and no registration was required.

Employers who have attended the event in the past have included Dominion Energy, Greater Richmond ARC, Pepsi, Virginia Credit Union, Walmart Distribution Center, Primerica Financial Services, Mathnasium, Girls Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Parallon.

The Fall Career Fair is free and open to the community. Those interested in attending must sign up at p.m. Oct. 19. A link to the event will be sent to registrants.

John Tyler Community College assisted more than 9,000 learners during the 2019-2020 academic year through its workforce development division, Community College Workforce Alliance, a partnership between Tyler and Reynolds community colleges.