SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jack Wang came all the way from Taiwan, well aware of the hurdles and long odds to pursuing a career in baseball.
All this talk of minor league contraction isn’t shaking...
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Labor is hosting a veteran and community job fair next week in South Burlington.
The annual event will be open to veterans from 10 a.m....
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One of Louisiana's state-sanctioned medical marijuana growers is looking for workers.
Southern University announced that its agricultural center will be holding a job...
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-based technology company has held a nationwide job fair after opening 30,000 jobs, including 13,600 jobs in Washington.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation is recruiting correctional officers and staff with a series of job fairs starting next week.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is going on a hiring spree.
The online shopping giant is holding job fairs across the country next week, aiming to hire more than 30,000 people by early next year, a...
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A job fair at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Mississippi drew hundreds of people interested in the work.
Ingalls Vice President of Operations George Jones called Saturday's...
FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Days after immigration agents arrested 680 Latino workers in a massive workplace sting at seven Mississippi chicken processing plants, job seekers flocked to an employment...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on immigration raids in Mississippi (all times local):
One of the Mississippi chicken processing plants caught in an immigration raid plans a...
TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — With casinos in northwest Mississippi's Tunica County continuing to shrink, another big employer wants to give displaced workers a chance.
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Amazon is looking to fill about 500 part-time and full-time positions during a job fair in Georgia.
The company announced Friday that on-the-spot job offers will be made...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's largest detention center is facing a serious staffing shortage and officials are looking to hire those looking for work.
SPRINGFIELD, S.D. (AP) — About 150 inmates at South Dakota's prison in Springfield took the opportunity to prepare for life after prison at a job fair this week.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is holding a health care-related job fair.
The college on Monday announced that WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center, Jefferson Medical...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is hosting a job fair with more than 270 employers at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.
ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) — A job fair is planned this week for hundreds of employees affected by the destruction of a landmark New Jersey paper plant in a fire last week as investigators say the cause of the blaze remains unknown.
Fire crews from around the area battled the blaze at the Marcal Paper Mills in Elmwood Park amid frigid weather Wednesday, but 30 of the 36 buildings on the 30-acre compound were demolished as well as the iconic red sign visible for years along Route 80.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The pay is $14 an hour and requires keeping a classroom of potentially unruly pupils from descending into chaos, but hundreds of furloughed workers in northern Virginia are lining up for work as substitute teachers during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Nearly two dozen employers will be appearing at a job fair in Maine, where unemployment has been low for many months.
The Maine Department of Labor says Lewiston CareerCenter is hosting the employers on Monday at 5 Mollison Way in Lewiston. The event is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to noon, and job seekers are advised to bring resumes and be prepared for an interview.
VACHERIE, La. (AP) — Yuhuang Chemical executives and its Georgia-based general contractor have been pressed for greater hiring opportunities for workers on a $1.5 billion methanol plant under construction in Louisiana.
SPRINGFIELD, S.D. (AP) — As Mike Durfee State Prison inmates, Chad Elkins and Lucas Thoelke know they'll be looking for a job after their release.
But on a recent Monday, the employers and jobs came looking for them.
Around 325 inmates met with 15 employers at the medium-security prison's job fair, according to MDSP workforce development instructor Monica Wepking.
"This is part of a pilot program aimed at reducing recidivism," she said, referring to the rate of inmates who return to the prison.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The organizers of a job fair hope to get jobs for people in recovery from substance abuse.
The day-long Thursday fair at Portland Expo will feature at least 25 employers.
Jobseekers at the Southern Maine Recovery Workforce Initiative can also access resume and interview workshops and a closet of donated business-casual clothes.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is hosting a job fair for people with disabilities.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office announced that the second annual Governor's Job Fair for People with Disabilities will be held Oct. 25 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.
The event will coincide with National Disability Awareness Month.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — In a short headline for a July 28 story about a veteran's fair, The Associated Press erroneously reported the fair's name. It is the Hire-a-Veteran fair, not the Hit-A-Vet fair.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Maine readies for Hire-a-Veteran fair
Maine says almost 200 employers will participate in a job fair aimed at hiring veterans
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine says almost 200 employers will participate in a job fair aimed at hiring veterans.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Goodwill Career Solutions Center is hosting a job fair on May 15 where 18 employers from a variety of industries are seeking workers to fill 500 jobs.
Goodwill officials say the employers include, Aldi, YMCA Fun Company, Metro Nashville Public Schools, FedEx and Walgreens. Goodwill said the pay is up to $21 an hour.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Labor's 12 CareerCenters are kicking off a series of job fairs this spring.
Republican Gov. Paul LePage said wages are rising and unemployment is at an all-time low, so it's a good time to "set your sights on a better-paying job."
Maine CareerCenters can help with job searches, training, resumes and interviews.
RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of job seekers streamed into a Foxconn Technology Group employment fair with hopes of getting one of the thousands of positions the Taiwanese company is offering at its new Wisconsin manufacturing complex.
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COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Labor is going to host a job fair for people seeking to work in the construction industry.
The Friday job fair will be held at the American Legion on Roosevelt Highway in Colchester.
For military veterans the job fair will begin at noon. For all others it begins at 2 p.m. and it will run through 5 p.m.
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Cedar Point Amusement Park in northern Ohio will be holding job fairs to hire 5,000 people for the coming season.
The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports the park will pay between $9.25 and $12.50 an hour for jobs that include ride operations, food and beverage, games, entertainment and maintenance.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A soon-to-open medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts is holding a job fair this weekend.
Masslive.com reports that dispensary owner INSA Inc. has scheduled the job fair from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Springfield's Hilton Garden Inn.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs is holding a job fair to fill various positions as it prepares for its spring meet, which includes the Kentucky Derby.
The track says in a statement that Saturday's event will include positions at Churchill Downs and its vendor partners. Available jobs include ushers, security guards, ticket takers, valets, food service workers and more.
DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit is seeking to hire 100 people for seasonal jobs that include vehicle operators and park maintenance workers.
A hiring fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Edison Public Library. Attendees must register to attend the job fair and complete an online application .
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey casino authority is looking to help military veterans find jobs with the various casinos and resorts that populate Atlantic City.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Thousands of people showed up Wednesday for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers, as the e-commerce company held a giant job fair at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses.
Although the wages offered will make it hard for some to make ends meet, many of the candidates were excited by the prospect of health insurance and other benefits, as well as advancement opportunities.