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Fair to include entry-level positions as well as options for more seasoned workers
By Kara Hallissey | Mar 29, 2018

(March 30, 2018) Thousands of seasonal and full-time positions from 106 employers are waiting to be filled during Ocean City’s 33rd annual job fair on Saturday at the 40th Street convention center inside the upstairs bayfront ballroom, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Anyone looking for a year-round, full-time job – this is definitely a good place to look,” said Lisa Layfield, events director for the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce. “We remind people to come prepared with everything they will need, including a pen, their resume, ID, work permits and references. Dress for success. Employers hire on the spot and I have seen people leave with three or four job offers.”

There is no fee for job seekers to attend. Positions will be available in hospitality, Boardwalk retail, bars, lifeguarding, condominium management, watersports, grocery stores, restaurants, hotels, campgrounds, amusement parks, specialty stores, motels, staffing agencies, the casino, surf shops, maintenance, pool service companies, corrections, police, the marines, the Department of Natural Resources, and Ocean City Transportation and recreation and parks, among others.

“Bring anything to secure employment and dress like you are coming to a job interview,” Layfield said. “The staffing agencies hire for all types of work and a variety of employers.”

There will also be free industry and job-training seminars, such as alcohol awareness for bartenders and servers.

In addition, the Resume Doctors are back and there will be information on obtaining health insurance, seasonal housing and safety in Ocean City.

“It is a great opportunity with a variety of employers all in one place,” Layfield said. “Typically, there are 12,000 seasonal positions. A lot of employers are looking for year-round or long-term employees.”

The annual Ocean City Job Fair grows every year and at least 2,500 people are expected on Saturday, Layfield said.

LaserTone Business Systems will be back to provide complimentary resume copies for both job seekers and prospective employers.

From 1-2 p.m., employers will hold interviews with applicants.

“Your skillsets can be anything, [from] someone who has never had a job, to people who have years of experience,” Layfield said. “There is something for everyone.”

Prior to the event, job seekers can visit www.oceancity.org and click on the Ocean City Job Fair graphic to find a generic job application. Organizers suggest attendees fill out job applications in advance and make copies when they arrive to make the process run smoother.

For more information, call the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce at 410-213-0552, or visit www.oceancity.org.

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