NAS Whiting Field to host 25th Annual Job Fair

Published on July 18, 2014 with No Comments

More than 50 employers are already signed up for Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s 25th Annual Job Fair coming Thursday, August 21.  The event is free and open to the public as well as to the prospective employers.

This is the silver anniversary for a highly successful event that has regularly brought in more than 1,000 job seekers over the past five years.  Sikes Hall will once again serve as the setting for the fair.

Employers already lined up for this year’s job fair include:  ExpressJet Airlines, Air Bus, Florida Fish and Wildlife, Florida Highway Patrol, Georgia Pacific, Gulf Power, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Lockheed Martin, Navy Federal Credit Union, UTC Aerospace Systems, Landrum Staffing, Northwestern Mutual, and many others.

These local, regional and national employers form a wide cross-section of industry and business which will be represented.  Sikes Hall, a spacious, air-conditioned facility, provides for approximately 80 employers to set up individual displays and recruiting tables.  All employers actively seeking qualified veterans and those with military experience are strongly encouraged to attend.

This Job Fair provides a unique opportunity for employers to screen a remarkable talent pool from a broad cross-section of the workforce, without having to schedule individual office visits. Company personnel can quickly screen applicants’ and then invite the most promising candidates for more in-depth interviews. Many employers attending last year’s Job Fair held on-the-spot interviews with qualified individuals, and many made job offers.

The job fair serves as a great opportunity for job seekers to learn about careers, meet with employers who are hiring, discover what companies need and obtain first hand information about the company from a live representative.

Employers may phone NAS Whiting Field’s Fleet and Family Support Center at (850) 623-7177, or fax (850) 623-7642 or (850) 623-7690 to request a table at this event.  Emails may be sent to Darryl.Johnson2@navy.mil, or Terri.Maddox@navy.mil, to request registration information.

Job seekers need to dress to impress, bring a good supply of resumes and show up at the door. Active duty members, veterans, or family members who would like assistance in preparing a resume, practice interviewing or other job search assistance should contact the FFSC Transition Assistance and Family Member Employment team.

 

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