More than 100 businesses looking to fill thousands of full-time, seasonal positions
(March 29, 2019) Thousands of seasonal and full-time positions from more than 100 employers are waiting to be filled during Ocean City’s 34th annual job fair, this Saturday at the 40th Street convention center inside the upstairs bayfront ballroom, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Come out to the job fair because, if you’re seeking employment, it is one stop shopping,” Lisa Layfield, events director for the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, said. “This is the only place that you will find this many employers all in one place at one time. It makes it so convenient for people to apply at a variety of places and have a great variety of employers. We have been bringing employers and job seekers together successfully for 34 years.”
There is no fee for job seekers to attend. Employers include restaurants, hotels, construction companies, the Town of Ocean City, retail sales, lifeguard positions, beach jobs, office professionals, police departments, correctional facilities and employment agencies that hire for a variety of companies.
“Bring anything to secure employment and dress like you are coming to a job interview,” Layfield said. “For those that are coming to apply for jobs … come prepared. Come early, bring your resume and identification, dress for success and always bring a pen. 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. Information on seasonal housing will be available as well.
In addition, the Resume Doctors are back and there will be information on obtaining health insurance, seasonal housing and safety in Ocean City.
“There are 12,000 jobs available in Ocean City each season,” Layfield said. “That does not count all of the other companies that hire for permanent year-round employment.”
The annual Ocean City Job Fair grows every year and at least 2,500 people are expected on Saturday, Layfield said. Last year, more than 2,000 people attended the event.
LaserTone Business Systems will return once again 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.
“Having those to take around the fair with them can often save time, as many employers will use those applications and theirs will be completed and ready to go,” Layfield said.
For more information, call the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce at 410-213-0552, or visit www.oceancity.org.