It's likely no secret that a lot of Northland businesses are hiring, with many facing staffing shortages that is causing them to alter their hours of operation.

There are also a lot of area residents looking for a job that matches what they really want to do. The key, of course, is getting these employees in front of the businesses who are hiring. An upcoming event in Cloquet will do just that.

The Fall Harvest Job Fair, which is being presented JET (formerly Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training), aims to gather over 65 employers at one location, making it convenient for employers and employees to meet.

The Fall Harvest Job Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Community Memorial Hospital, located at 512 Skyline Boulevard in Cloquet.

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Currently, JET is looking to add employers to the event. Their mission is to "develop a quality workforce which will encourage regional business growth and diversification."

They offer several services to Northland employers:

  • to find your next employee;
  • to provide opportunities for training of your current staff to increase worker value by developing life plans, career pathways, stackable credentials, expanding job and soft skills;
  • to helping employees who are the unfortunate victims of downsizing, restructuring or other lay-off situations.

Northland businesses looking to add employees are encouraged to click the button above to register for the Fall Harvest Job Fair.

Hopefully this event will succeed in being beneficial for both Northland employers and those looking for a new career in the area. Having that many businesses together at one location is certainly a great way to accomplish that goal.

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