Apr 21 2019

EmployLNK Matches Employers, Employees at Career Fair


It’s not always easy for employers to find their next great employees. Similarly, it’s not often a smooth transition for job seekers to find that next place to ply their trades, whether its from a long break or a quick transition into a new place of employment.

Luckily, the efforts of EmployLNK and numerous other area agencies continue to think of new ways and reach new audiences to pair employers with potential employees. One event in particular recently had a record turnout and continues to lead to positive outcomes.

The EmployLNK Career Fair held on Friday, April 12 at the Center for People In Need was a massive success. With 40 businesses, 61 case managers and almost 200 job seekers in attendance at the career fair, it was a well-attended event. Various nonprofit, city and state agencies were able to share information about the services they provide and ultimately, find job seekers to hire.

Prior to the event, each employer filled out information that included if they hired job seekers the events or emails sent through EmployLNK. (I’ll need clarification on this part) Of the responses, nine employers reported hiring at least 149 people as a result of EmployLNK events and job emails while from the October 2018 career fair alone, employers reported hiring eight people from 15 interviews.

The efforts of EmployLNK and those employers and agencies associated with it are making a difference in our community. ResCare, Nebraska Department of Labor, Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation, Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs and so many others continue to make this event and related ones possible.

The employers that attended the job fair represent a wide variety of careers including hospitality, health care, technology, manufacturing, construction and others. Bryan Health, Lincoln Industries, TMCO, Inc., Spreetail, Hy-Vee and 35 other employers made the efforts of EmployLNK a win for our community.

The agencies comprising EmployLNK serve over 5,000 Lincoln residents by connecting veterans, adults and students to employers as they look to hire. Their efforts truly serve people of all ages who are looking for employment in our area.

If you’re looking for more information on how your business can connect to EmployLNK, information on future events or job fairs, contact Bryan Seck at 402-436-2365 or at bseck@selectlincoln.org.