Workers are wanted right now at some big-name companies

Posted at 2:14 PM, Jul 28, 2020

On Wednesday morning, Goodwill will be hosting their third Virtual Job Fair. There, participants can log on and hear from several employers about what they can offer a jobseeker.

"We actually started the first one in March when, really, the pandemic was first starting taking off," explained Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona Vice President of Marketing and Communication Courtney Nelson said.

They have seen success in the first two events and hope to host these hiring events once a month for the foreseeable future.

"We've grown over the past few months as we started to put these on," Nelson explained. "We've actually connected, now, with about 60 employers through these virtual job fair events."

The connection is much different than a regular interview and is done through the computer screen. That allows for hundreds of people to log on at once to find success.

"At our last hiring event, we had over 200 job seekers attend and over 50 of those job seekers landed an interview," Nelson said.

Nelson said entry-level positions are available, but so are many other positions with more experience. Most of the jobs also pay above minimum wage.

"We're going to have Wells Fargo, DES, Phoenix Union High School is going to be hiring," Nelson said.

The virtual event is happening Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. You can register by clicking here.

"Really do be prepared to engage. Whether it's with a Goodwill representative or that employer immediately after the hiring event, with that resume and with some questions," Nelson said.

If you need help updating your resume, Goodwill's Career Centers are open to help put you on the right track.

"Maybe they haven't had a career in banking before, but they really want to work for Wells Fargo," Nelson said. "We can help partner with a Career Navigator to make sure that we can look at the skills that you've had and how do they transition into the positions that are available during these events."

Those Career Centers are also open if you need a computer, internet access, or just a quiet space to attend the Virtual Job Fair.

To find a center near you, click here.