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Town of Frisco to Host Virtual Job Fair for Frisco Businesses

On October 28, 2020, from 9:00am – 6:00pm, the Town of Frisco will host a virtual job fair for businesses and organizations in the Frisco .

The idea for the event came about during a bi-weekly Town meeting with Frisco business owners in September, held to provide ongoing support to Frisco businesses during COVID-19. As ski season approaches, local businesses have expressed the difficulty they are having recruiting employees and have identified a virtual job fair as a way the Town can help. “This is a great opportunity to facilitate filling a need among both businesses and Summit County locals,” says Nora Gilbertson, Events Manager for the Town. “We found a virtual platform that makes a local job search easy, accessible, and flexible for both employers and candidates as we gear up for winter.”

To host the job fair, the Town will use the platform, Career Fair Plus, accessible both as a mobile app, and on a personal computer. Frisco employers should sign up by October 23 at 10:00 pm by going to FriscoJobFair.com to schedule times throughout the day they are available interview candidates in private chat rooms. The job fair has spaces for up to 40 businesses, and several businesses have already signed up, including the Summit School District, Rising Sun Distillery, the Ramada, and Walmart.

Conversely, job applicants who sign up will be able to upload their resume and other pertinent information, browse employer profiles up to a week in advance of the fair, and select times employers have made available for an interview. Job applicants can sign up for the fair by going to FriscoJobFair.com up until the day of the fair, however it is recommended that applicants leave ample time to prepare their profiles and documents, as well as browse employers.

In addition to job search and interview capabilities, the job fair will feature inspirational keynote speaker, Ed Goodman, as well as links to tips for both employers and candidates.

The cost is free for job applicants. Employers will be charged $10 to participate, and all proceeds will go to the Family & Intercultural Resource Center. “FIRC has been instrumental in supporting the local workforce throughout this pandemic, and in addition to connecting businesses with qualified candidates, the job fair provides an opportunity to support a non-profit in return,” says Gilberston.

The Colorado Workforce Center in Frisco will have computers available for those who need to access the job fair. Space is limited and must be reserved in advance by Friday, October 23rd. The Frisco Workforce Center can help job seekers write their resume, hone their interview skills, and provide other tips to successfully land a job.  Those candidates interested in accessing these resources are asked to call 970-668-5360 to make an appointment with the Frisco Workforce Center.

For more information go to FriscoJobFair.com, or email NoraG@TownofFrisco.com.