Explore the Valley Virtual Career Fair set for June 16

Individuals looking for the latest career opportunities in the Mahoning Valley’s emerging high-tech industries are invited to register for the free Explore the Valley Virtual Career Fair 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 16.

“The Youngstown/Mahoning Valley region is making a major comeback with new industries centered around electric vehicles, energy storage and other industry 4.0 jobs like robotics, automation, information technology, advanced manufacturing and more,” said Jennifer Oddo, executive director of Workforce Education and Innovation at Youngstown State University.

“Thousands of new-collar jobs are being created and YSU is leading the charge to bring the community together and attract talent to the area through this virtual career fair.” 

The free online event is a partnership of YSU's Division of Workforce Education and Innovation, Jobs Ohio and the General Motors Community Investment. 

Register at www.ysu.edu/explorethevalley. Registration is open for employers and career explorers now and on the day of the event, including when the event goes live. 

Participating employers include Ultium Cells, Cafaro, Lordstown Motors, Mercy Health, L.B. Foster, Steward Healthcare, Respiratory Care Partners, Cintas, Southwoods Health, Valor, Schwebel’s Aptiv, Windsor House, Vallourec Star, Community Corrections Association, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Park Vista, Gillette Skilled Nursing Rehab, Youngstown Tool and Die, Briarfield Manor, and ONE Health Ohio

“Enter into a one-stop destination to connect with regional employers, gain exposure to in-demand career pathways, access little to no-cost training programs, apply to immediate job openings and be looped into the regional workforce conversation,” Oddo said.

“It is the perfect place to discover your next opportunity, directly speak to employers, apply to open positions, learn more about incoming career pathways and new industries, add fresh in-demand skills to your resume through additional training, or credential into employment.

For more information and to register, visit www.ysu.edu/explorethevalley or contact Oddo at Joddo01@ysu.edu or 440-725-1825.