Summary of the Troy Ohio Job Fair

Summary of Troy Ohio Job Fair 2013

Those who attended the Troy Ohio Job Fair had the opportunity to complete a Registration Card for a chance to win an IPad Mini.  This allowed us to develop some statistics on attendance. Some people did not complete the registration form.  Some people indicated an interest in more than one business sector.

When asked “What kind of companies are of interest to you” the results for each business sector were-

Manufacturing      470 people

Medical and Health Care       206 people

Banking and Financial Services       143 people

Restaurant and Hospitality       161 people

Construction       143 people

Information Technology       134 people

 

When asked for specifics under  “What type of Job?”, a number of attendees listed specific jobs which are aggregated as follows -

Production/factory/other manufacturing related occupations   -  86 people

This included a number of people who listed machine operator, machinist and welder.

Warehouse/forklift operator  -  31 people

Sales/customer service  -  29 people

Management/supervision  –  27 people

Accounting/Clerical  -  75 people

Information Technology  –  15 people

Health Care Related including nurses  –  18 people

Open or Entry-level  –  108 people

When asked “How did you first hear about the job fair?” we learned the following--

The newspaper was cited most frequently (194).  This could have been the paid ads in the classified section and regional newspapers, the newspapers’  websites or one of several prominent news articles in the Troy Daily News.

Postcards were the second most effective marketing tool for the event (118).  Postcards were sent to over 3,200 Miami County family and postcards were distributed through churches, through all of the participating colleges and schools and to several facilities that were closing. The postcards were also distributed through many Troy restaurants and retail outlets who placed them on the front counter.  The back of the Postcard had the Pre-Registration Form and 79 people filled these out and brought them to the event.

Job Center was listed as the third most popular source of information about the event.  Posters and flyers were sent to Job Centers in 12 counties and calls were made to counselors who promoted the event directly.  This included great assistance from the Miami County Job Center and the ODJFS veterans coordinator!!!!!

Word of Mouth from friends and Family (Mom was cited most) was fourth.

Website was fifth.  We had over 2,500 hits on our troyohiojobfair.com site. For those that indicated the name of the website, Indeed was cited the most followed by Craig’s List, the Hobart Brothers website, UD, Sinclair, Upper Valley Career Center and Miami Jacobs websites and also LinkedIn and Monster.

Radio was the fifth most popular source.  The Chamber participated in two live talk shows and also bought radio ads.

Sign was next. Sign advertising included the Hobart Arena Sign and the entry-way signs into the City. This could have also been a reference to the posters that were placed in windows and information boards across town.

Television was next with 15 citations.

And there were twenty-five people who indicted “Other”.  These include school, e-mail, ConAgra, church, SafeHaven and walk-in.

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Organizers declare Troy Ohio Job Fair a success!

On Saturday, May 11th, over 2,000 people attended the first ever Troy Ohio Job Fair organized by the Troy Development Council and the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce.

Read more in the May 12th edition of the Miami Valley Sunday News

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Students meet local employers at the Troy Area Career Day

Students

Students from local high schools attending the Troy Area Career Day.  Students met employers, colleges, and universities, as well as attended informational sessions.

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Jobs, jobs, jobs! Check out the latest postings from UTC Aerospace, Raymath & Crown Equipment

Visit our Job Postings page for the latest open positions at UTC Aerospace, Raymath, Crown Equipment, Clopay Building Products, One Call Now, Adecco, and F&P America. 

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Pre-registration for the Troy Ohio Job Fair is now available

Visit the Pre-registration for Job Seekers page to download the Troy Ohio Job Fair Pre-registration Invitation Card.

Your Pre-registration Invitation Card will serve as your ticket for entry into the event AND will be entered into a raffle where one lucky Job Fair attendee will wine an iPad mini!

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Job postings have been added to the Troy Ohio Job Fair blog

Get a sneak peak at the positions companies participating in the Troy Ohio Job Fair are looking to fulfill.

Supervisors, Technicians, Engineers, Developers & more!  Visit the Job Postings page for details.

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Breaking News: Local company listed in ‘Top 100 Telecommunications Companies’ will be at the Troy Ohio Job Fair

One Call Now, the Nation’s largest and fasting growing notification service provider, will be at the Troy Ohio Job Fair!  One Call Now recently earned Inc. magazine’s ‘Inc5000′, honoring the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.  The company was also added to Inc’s ‘Top 100 Telecommunications Companies’ and ‘Top 100 Ohio Companies’ for 2012.

One Call Now
One Call Now

 

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The Troy Ohio Job Fair will be located at Hobart Arena
1-937-339-8769
Friday - Career Day*
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday - Job Fair
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

*Career Day is open only to area students.
Troy Area Career DayMay 10th, 2013
Troy Ohio Job FairMay 11th, 2013