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Monster.com plans Raleigh job fair

Posted March 7, 2009 11:23 a.m. EST
Updated March 7, 2009 3:45 p.m. EST

— One of the most popular job-search Web sites will hold a job fair in Raleigh in late March as part of a national tour to 140 cities.

Monster.com launched its "Keep America Working tour in New York City this week. Nearly 4,000 people showed up for the event in mid-town Manhattan.

The Raleigh fair will be held March 31. Its venue has not been announced.

The tour will be "a unique and different" and offer "access to Monster’s career advice experts and coaching to enable people to feel confident of their skills and prepare them to meet employers face-to-face," said Sal Iannuzzi, chairman, president and CEO of Monster World.

"These Monster career fairs will help seekers differentiate themselves to not only find a job, but also to find their calling," he continued.

Businesses will be able to set up for free at the fair. Monster.com said that policy is aimed at drawing more employers with job openings.

Job seekers will also be able to take advantage of career advice from Monster career counselors, tutorial kiosks and career-management kiosks. Two nonprofits, Dress for Success and Career Gear, will be on hand to teach skills for finding and retaining jobs.

Dress for Success officials said Monster.com provided a much needed boost for their charity after they were forced to cancel career fair in January.

“Monster literally resurrected this critical program,” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success.