TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – Unemployment figures are released just as people in northwest Ohio are looking for jobs at a job fair. Since it has become more important than ever to stand out, a "reverse" job fair took place downtown where jobseekers actually put themselves on display.
Around 100 jobseekers participated in the event sponsored by the Economic Opportunity Planning Association of Greater Toledo to link the jobless to jobs. They set up displays to meet potential employers and conduct on-the-spot interviews.
"the employers love it because you talk about somebody marketing themselves to you, here you have it full blown," said Tiffany Reynolds with the EOPA.
Burlington, Lowe's and Walgreens are just a few of the 20 employers that took part in the fair in hopes of finding a person motivated to be hired.
Jobseeker Don Stiegel hoped to sell his experience and convince a company to hire him.
"I have overall about 20 years sales experience with multiple companies, multiple products," said Stiegel. He added he should be hired "because nothing happens if nothing is sold."
Chris Daggett, vice president of Med1Care, said the company would even match a candidate with training opportunities if he or she did not have the proper certifications.
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