Black Hills Regional Job Fair comes back to Rapid City with a new partner

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Black Hills Regional Job Fair, which came to The Monument in Rapid City on Wednesday, has partnered with veterans as residents look for jobs in the area.

An Employer From One Of The Highlighted Businesses Shakes Hands With An Interested ResidentFor the first time in more than two decades, the job fair combined with the Veterans Job Fair to give prospective employees more of a one-stop shopping experience.

“As our veterans attend today, we’re asking them if they are part of the veteran community,” Chairperson of Press Relations for the Black Hills Regional Job Fair Jeff Wangen said. “And we’re identifying them with a flag sticker, so that as they approach our employers and whatnot, our employers realize that they’re dealing with a veteran because some employers actually prefer hiring veterans than not.”

In years past, the job fair has been successful for those attending, with some leaving with a new job lined up.

Whether they land a new job this year, officials are happy to again bring this opportunity to job-seekers.

“We’re proud of the work that we do. We know that regardless of the economic situation. There’s people looking for good jobs, and there’s employers needing good people. So, we’re proud to bring this together, we’re proud to be a community fair,” Black Hills Regional Job Fair Chair Chandra Calvert said. “Our universities, our college students are absolutely welcome, but also the community at large. So, it really is a place where all levels of work, from entry-level to professional are represented. And there’s a little bit of something for everyone.”

The next job fair will be in March of 2023. Anyone interested can still find a list of employers that were in attendance and information on companies hiring on the Career Fair Plus app, searching for the Black Hills Regional Job Fair.

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