A free virtual job fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, for all businesses and job seekers in Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Chenango, Delaware and Otsego counties.
The online event is sponsored by the Workforce Development Board of Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties’ Regional Apprenticeship Development and Readiness grant project.
According to a media release, WDB staff will be available to talk with job seekers about how training grant programs “can help individuals get started in a satisfying and good paying career.”
“We are pleased with the turnout and success of yet another virtual job fair,” RADAR Case Manager Brianne Nobile said. “Last month our job fair was able to connect job seekers with more than 1,700 local job opportunities.”
She said the upcoming event “will give job seekers the opportunity to explore many diverse career paths, as well as the ability to communicate with employers right in the palm of their hands.”
Employers and job seekers who would like more information about the Workforce Development Board should contact RADAR Project Director Sommer Edwards at email@example.com.
To register for the job fair, visit https://pvapi.premiervirtual.com/s/W991qW. Businesses should select “Organization.” Job Seekers should select “Attendee.”
For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/3m69besu.
Stewart’s Holiday Match campaign begins
The 37th annual Stewart’s Holiday Match Campaign kicked off on Thanksgiving Day and will run through Christmas Day at all shop locations. The program supports nonprofit organizations benefiting children. To date, the program has raised over $36 million for children’s charities, according to a media release from the company.
Last year, customers donated more than $1 million to the program, doubling to more than $2 million with the Stewart’s match. The funds supported 1,939 local children’s organizations across the 32 counties where Stewart’s Shops are located, the release said.
“Sharing is a central focus of everything we do at Stewart’s. Holiday Match takes those efforts to another level by supporting children in the communities that we serve,” said Stewart’s Shops Director of Corporate Philanthropy Jennifer Frame.
Local organizations benefiting children are encouraged to apply for funding online. The deadline for submission is Jan. 31, 2024. All groups applying must be locally based, benefit children, and be a qualified charitable 501c3 organization. A listing of all the local organizations that received funds last season is available at https://tinyurl.com/42ts32sb.
Stewart’s Holiday Match is a 501c3 foundation; all donations are tax deductible. Stewart’s accepts funds from groups or businesses, but only matches individual donations.