Find a job with Journal-News: Butler County job fair for veterans in manufacturing

Staff Writer
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Ohio Means Jobs — Butler County (formerly known as Workforce One of Butler County) is holding its next major job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

The government-run job center is located at 4631 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield.

This month’s job fair has a manufacturing theme for job seekers in the field. However, in honor of Veteran’s Day, only members of the military seeking work can attend between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon. Veterans will be asked to show military identification, DD-214, or a Veterans Affairs card during that time.

A representative from the Veterans Service Commission will also be present to discuss special benefits and incentives available to local veterans, according to job center officials.

The hiring event is open to the public for the remaining hours of noon to 2 p.m.

Employers that have confirmed participation at Friday’s job fair include: Western States Machine Co. of Fairfield, Metal Coaters of Middletown, Aero Propulsion Support Inc. of Harrison, The Armor Group of Mason, Masco, Middletown Tube Works, Graphel Corporation of West Chester Twp., Feintool, CDI Corporation and Ripple Junction, according to the job center.

Job hunters and companies interested in participating can contact the county job center for more information at 513-785-6500.

Need help preparing your resume? Ohio Means Jobs — Butler County has workshops for that. Contact the job center for dates and times at 513-785-6500.

Want to know the latest hiring trends in the manufacturing industry? The Journal-News has previously reported that local manufacturers say finding qualified workers is still a problem. Companies are looking for applicants with math skills, basic shop skills and understanding of how to read a blueprint. Some will pay to train new hires to run computer-operated equipment. The trouble is finding potential hires who show up consistently and on time.

Want a career in manufacturing? Butler Technology and Career Development Schools has an Advanced Manufacturing Technology class and school officials say graduates have nearly 100-percent job placement rates. For more information about the program, go online to http://www.butlertech.org/programs/adult_ed_amt.html or call 513-645-8200.

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