CRISFIELD — The Greater Crisfield Action Coalition Inc. (GCAC) and the Somerset County Economic Development Commission are co-hosting a job fair on Friday and Saturday, April 16-17 at Somers Cove Marina. The hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and participation is free.
The event is open to anyone looking for employment opportunities. Job fairs are a one stop place for applicants to learn about a company, job openings and available wage and benefit packages. Full and part-time positions along with seasonal jobs will be available.
“The unemployment rate in Crisfield and the county is significantly higher than the state and the U.S. unemployment rate,” says Frances Martinez Myers, president of GCAC.
“The companies participating here are offering opportunities to individuals which will improve those percentages and potentially have a life changing impact on those who are able to secure employment. Some of the job opportunities are truly extraordinary and we encourage all seeking employment to come to the job fair.”
Danny Thompson, executive director of the EDC, said, “Somerset County Economic Development has been focused on identifying economic development opportunities and marketing the area to potential employers who can create jobs and commerce in Somerset County.
“This is a great opportunity to help both local employers as well as employers in the region identify much needed employees for their organizations. It could not come at a better time as the country and the area begins to emerge from this pandemic.”
Employers and small businesses that are looking for employees and would like to participate in the free job fair should contact GCAC at firstname.lastname@example.org and the EDC office at email@example.com.
GCAC is a 501 (c)(3) community development corporation which formed in 2015 to help promote economic development to help transform the city into a thriving and vibrant community. The Somerset County EDC was established by the County Commissioners in 1980 to encourage economic development for positive growth as a county endeavor.