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What is the US.jobs Career Event database?
The US.jobs Career Event database is a search engine of local, national and international career events designed to facilitate the connection between job seekers and employers. Career events provide a great networking opportunity to enable job seekers and employers to meet personally and interact directly with each other.
We welcome you to explore the many opportunities and events of the US.jobs Career Event database! To view or search for the current career events in the US.jobs Career Event database, click here. If you would like more information about how to participate in one of these events as a job seeker or as an employer, please contact the event sponsor directly. Event details and contact information will display when you click on the career event of interest.
What is a Career Event and what types of Career Events are included in the US.jobs Career Event database?
A Career Event is an event sponsored by a Career Event Sponsor for the purpose of bringing together a diverse group of employers actively looking for reliable and qualified employees. By attending a career event, job seekers will have the opportunity to explore careers and seek job opportunities. Examples of the various types of career events in the US.jobs Career Event database include the following:
• Career Fair / Job Fair / Career Expo
• Hiring Fair
• Open House
• Employer Day / Applicant Information Session
• Military Transition Assistance Planning (TAP) Class
• Military-Related Career Fair
• College or University Recruiting Event
• Community College or Technical School Recruiting Event
• High School Recruiting Event
• Target Career Exploration Session
• Online or Virtual Career Fair
View a detailed definition of each type of Career Event
Who can post a Career Event?
Career events posted in the US.jobs Career Event database include events sponsored or hosted by:
• Employers
• One-Stop Career Centers
• Government Agencies (State or Federal)
• Military Transition Centers or Related Government Programs
• Universities and 4-Year Colleges
• Community Colleges and Technical Schools
• High Schools
• Chambers of Commerce
• Career Fair or Job Fair Companies
• Staffing, Employment or Recruiting Search Firms and Agencies
• Outplacement Firms and Agencies
• Industry Associations
View a detailed definition of each type of Career Event
 
US.jobs Career Events Database Glossary
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Career Expo
A career expo is also referred commonly as a career fair or job fair. It is a fair or exposition for employers, recruiters and schools to meet with prospective job seekers. They usually include company or organization tables or booths where resumes can be collected and business cards can be exchanged. In the college setting, career expos are commonly used for entry level job recruiting. Often sponsored by career centers, career expos provide a convenient location for students to meet employers and perform first interviews. Virtual job fairs, sometimes referred to as online or electronic job fairs, offer the same convenience online.
Career Fair
A career fair is also referred commonly as a career expo or job fair. It is a fair or exposition for employers, recruiters and schools to meet with prospective job seekers. They usually include company or organization tables or booths where resumes can be collected and business cards can be exchanged. In the college setting, career fairs are commonly used for entry level job recruiting. Often sponsored by career centers, career fairs provide a convenient location for students to meet employers and perform first interviews. Virtual job fairs, sometimes referred to as online or electronic job fairs, offer the same convenience online.
Career Fair or Job Fair Companies
A career fair or job fair company specializes in producing career fairs at various locations throughout the nation.
Chambers of Commerce
A chamber of commerce (also referred to in some circles as a board of trade) is a form of a business network. Business owners in towns and cities form these local societies to advocate on behalf of the business community. Local businesses are members, and they elect a board of directors or executive council to set policy for the chamber. The board or council then hires a President, CEO or Executive Director to run the organization. Chambers of Commerce will sometimes sponsor career events for the member businesses’ employment needs.
College or University Recruiting Event
In the college setting, college or university recruiting events are commonly used for entry level job recruiting by employers who visit the college campus and participate in fall and spring college recruiting activities. Often sponsored by campus career centers at universities or 4-year colleges, college or university recruiting events provide a convenient location for students to meet employers and perform first interviews. They usually include company or organization tables or booths where resumes can be collected and business cards can be exchanged.
Community-Based Organizations
Community-based organizations are civil society non-profit organizations that operate within single local communities. Even within community organizations there are many variations in terms of size and the way they are organized. Some are formally incorporated, with a written constitution and a board of directors (also known as a committee), while others are much smaller and are more informal. Examples of community-based organizations include the Urban League, Inroads, churches and other service organizations that will sometimes sponsor or host career events for their clients to assist in providing employment services.
Community Colleges and Technical Schools
Community colleges are sometimes referred to as junior colleges, county colleges, vocational or trade colleges, or technical schools. They are two-year public or private institutions offering a variety of educational programs, to include associate’s degree, certifications, and local training programs for local needs. Most of them have a career center on campus, and many of the career centers at community colleges and technical schools will host or sponsor career events.
Community College or Technical School Recruiting Event
Generally held at the community college or technical school, community college or technical school recruiting events are commonly used for entry level job recruiting by employers who visit the school and participate in various on-site recruiting activities. Community college or technical school recruiting events provide a convenient location for students to meet employers and perform first interviews. They usually include company or organization tables or booths where resumes can be collected and business cards can be exchanged.
Employer Day / Applicant Information Session
An Employer Day is a career event that features a special employer and their career opportunities. Job seekers may be able to apply while at the event or may be able to exchange resumes and business cards with employers. Job seekers are typically provided informational handouts about the featured employer’s company history and occupations, including available job opportunities.
High School Recruiting Event
Generally held at a high school, high school recruiting events are commonly used for entry level job recruiting by employers who visit the school and participate in various high school recruiting activities. High school recruiting events provide a convenient location for students to meet employers and perform first interviews for part-time or full-time job opportunities, and/or internship opportunities. They usually include company or organization tables or booths where information can be collected and exchanged.
Government Agencies (State or Federal)
Many government agencies who work closely in workforce development, employment and training will often sponsor career events for veterans and many other types of job seekers.
High Schools
High Schools provide secondary education to youth. As some youth are attending high school, they have a need for part-time work, and sometimes temporary full-time summer employment. Some high schools may sponsor career events for employers wanting to hire students for job opportunities, including internships.
Hiring Fair
A hiring fair is a job fair that not only includes an opportunity for qualified job seekers to be tested and interviewed the day of the event, but job offers will be offered on-site as well. This type of career event also commonly offers educational break-out sessions for job seekers, and an actual opportunity to receive a job offer at the event or immediately following the event. Hiring fairs usually include company or organization tables or booths where resumes can be collected and business cards can also be exchanged.
Industry Associations
Many industries have professional associations that represent the interests of the consortia, such as the American Trucking Association and many others. These Industry Associations often work together to address workforce and labor shortages, and will sometimes sponsor career events for their employers who are offering job opportunities.
Job Fair
A job fair is also referred commonly as a career fair or career expo. It is a fair or exposition for employers, recruiters and schools to meet with prospective job seekers. Expos usually include company or organization tables or booths where resumes can be collected and business cards can be exchanged. In the college setting, job fairs are commonly used for entry level job recruiting. Often sponsored by career centers, job fairs provide a convenient location for students to meet employers and perform first interviews. Virtual job fairs, sometimes referred to as online or electronic job fairs, offer the same convenience online.
Labor Unions
A trade union or labor union is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals in key areas such as wages, hours, and working conditions. The labor union, through its leadership, bargains with the employer on behalf of union members and negotiates labor contracts (collective bargaining) with employers. This may include the negotiation of wages, work rules, complaint procedures, rules governing hiring, firing and promotion of workers, benefits, workplace safety and policies. The agreements negotiated by the union leaders are binding on the rank and file members and the employer and in some cases on other non-member workers. Often times, labor unions will host or sponsor career events on behalf of their union members to help them seek employment.
Military-Related Career Fair
A Military Career Fair is a career fair designed primarily for military transitioners, and sometimes includes military spouses and dependents, and civilian employees of the military who are looking for employment. It is a fair or exposition for employers, recruiters and schools to meet with prospective job seekers who are transitioning out of the military. These events usually include company or organization tables or booths where resumes can be collected and business cards can be exchanged. Often sponsored by career centers specializing in military events, military career fairs provide a convenient location for military job seekers to meet employers and perform first interviews.
Military Transition Assistance Planning (TAP) Class
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshops are conducted by Department of Labor instructors for military transitioners. In overseas areas, employment assistance workshops are conducted by Transition Assistance Offices. These workshops are designed to military transitioners the basic knowledge and skills necessary to plan and execute a successful job search. Many TAP classes include featured employers, job fairs and informational handouts.
Military Transition Centers or Related Government Programs
Transition centers are usually co-located at the Department of Defense family centers on military installations. These centers typically include a variety of services that assist military members and families in dealing with the unique demands of the military lifestyle, including employment services. Transition centers frequently host transition assistance planning (TAP) classes and career events. Examples of transition centers include:
Army: Army Career and Alumni Program - ACAP
Navy: Fleet and Family Service Center
Air Force: Family Support Center
Marines: Marine Corps Community Services - MCCS
Coast Guard: Transition Relocation Centers
One-Stop Career Center
A One-Stop Career Center is a site that organizes employment, education and training services into a single network of public and private resources at the local, state and national level. At these integrated local One-Stop Career Centers, individuals can access high quality local information on available jobs, skill requirements, and training provider performance. Often, One-Stop Career Centers will sponsor or host career events at the center and other locations.
Online or Virtual Career Fair
A Virtual Career Event is similar to a “live” career fair, except the entire career event happens online in a virtual environment.
Open House
An open house is an invitation typically sponsored by an employer to come to the employer’s place of business and tour the facility, learn about the company history and current events, and learn about the company’s career opportunities. Some can include informational booths representing various internal departments of the company—sales and marketing, finance, operations, human resources, etc.—and breakout educational sessions about careers. Some may also provide an opportunity to apply, to be tested and/or interviewed, and to potentially receive a job offer at or immediately following the event.
Outplacement Firms or Agencies
Many employers offer outplacement, a job transition service, to the workers they are laying off. Employers contract with a firm that specializes in outplacement. The employer then offers the service free of charge to affected employees. Common outplacement offerings include: resume writing, job searching, Interview skills, group workshops, and one-on-one coaching. Some outplacement firms are huge, international firms. In the U.S., the largest firms have hundreds of offices across the country. Other companies are regional or local. They may specialize in one geographic area. Some are individually owned. Most provide services only through contracts with employers. They generally do not offer career coaching or workshops to the public.
Professional Military Associations
Professional military associations spur camaraderie, espirit de corps, and provide lobbyists for military legislation. Some professional military associations host or sponsor career events for their members.
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Staffing, Employment or Recruiting Search Firms or Agencies
When there is a need for qualified personnel to fill a position immediately, a staffing agency is a great resource for just about any type of company. Essentially, a staffing agency is a service that matches the labor needs of their corporate clients with individuals who have the skill sets necessary to meet those needs. The typical staffing agency will operate with a focus on particular sectors of the job market. As an example, a staffing agency may choose to focus on providing day laborers for manufacturing or food service positions. In other cases, the staffing agency may choose to focus on providing quality clerical personnel for various types of office work. In still other cases, the personnel agency may direct their energies toward providing corporate clients with executive and managerial personnel. Some larger personnel agencies choose to create divisions, with each division focusing on a different sector of the job market. A staffing agency also usually focuses on providing either personnel for a short time or permanent placement. The short term personnel support is ideal for companies that may need some extra help for a three to six month period, while permanent placement staffing is a great way to find the right people without the company having to use a lot of resources in the hunt. Either way, the staffing agency provides access to a pool of talent that the corporate client can access. Often times, staffing agencies will frequently host or sponsor career events to help place individuals in good jobs.
Targeted Career Exploration Session
A Targeted Career Exploration Session is an informational fair or event where specific career occupations or industries are targeted. Some career events are focused only on careers specializing in the transportation industry or the healthcare industry, for example, including a variety of other industries. These events are meant to target only those job seekers interested in certain targeted career specialties.
Universities and 4-Year Colleges
The difference between a college and a university is that a college generally offers a collection of degrees in one specific area, while a university is a collection of colleges. They are institutions of higher education and grant academic degrees in a variety of subjects. A university provides both undergraduate and postgraduate education. When you go to a university, you are going to be graduating from one of their colleges, such as the business college. Colleges and universities typically have college recruiting programs and will host and sponsor career events generally in the fall and spring.
Veterans Service Organizations
There are a number of honorable Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs), whose general purpose is to provide veterans a variety of services. Many VSOs initiate legislative actions to secure benefits and services for veterans, and offer a number of community services, including employment services to their veteran members. VSOs will frequently sponsor or host career events to support veterans in finding employment.
Virtual or Online Career Fair
A Virtual Career Event is similar to a “live” career fair, except the entire career event happens online in a virtual environment.