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Hosts 45 Businesses with up to 800 job openings

Highest Proportion of Pre-registered Job Seekers Are Age 45+;

476 Pre-registrants Hold Degrees Beyond High School

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s Indianapolis Employment Opportunities 2009 Career Fair on Tuesday, June 23 will host at least 45 businesses offering as many as 800* jobs, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Exhibit Halls 1 and 2 of Lucas Oil Stadium. And the pre-registered job seekers are displaying profiles of higher ages and education levels.

The pre-registrations for the event show that 253 are age 45 and older. The pre-registered job seekers in the age group 18-25 number 151. Another 231 fall into the age group of 25-25, and those age 35-45 number 179.

Pre-registrations for the career event show that 476 job seekers have earned educational degrees beyond high school diplomas. Another 174 pre-registrants have experienced some higher education courses. Those with high school diplomas only number 164.

The Indianapolis Private Industry Council (IPIC) and Indianapolis Economic Development, Inc. (IEDI) are planning the event.

“We are excited that we can bring this number of job openings to members of the community,” said Brooke Huntington, president/CEO of IPIC, “since our organization’s goal is to connect businesses and members of the workforce with job opportunities.”

The event is open to the public at no admission cost, but advanced registration is recommended for streamlining entrance to the career fair activities. Also, online registration will enable event organizers to provide participating businesses with job seekers’ resumes. Individuals interested in seeking employment are invited to register on the website www.indycareerfair09.com

Businesses in Central Indiana have been invited to participate by renting exhibit booths and meeting with people interested in applying for jobs. Businesses may find more information about participating by visiting the website: www.indycareerfair09.com <<a href=”http://www.indycareerfair09.com/”>http://www.indycareerfair09.com/> .

Businesses already registered and planning to participate include:

· Adecco

· American Income Life

· American National Insurance Company


· Atterbury Career Corps Center

· Authentic Business & Career Coaching

· Bell Techlogix

· Brightpoint

· Centurion Clinical Research

· Comcast

· Conway Freight

· CREW Technical Services

· Diverse Staffing

· DWD Workone Veterans Services

· Fifth Third Bank

· Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana

· Ivy Technological Community College

· Indiana Department of Workforce Development

· Indiana MENTOR

· Indiana Wesleyan University

· Indianapolis Housing Agency

· Indianapolis Public Transportation Corp. (IndyGo)

· John Hancock

· Lincoln College of Technology

· Key Bank

· Marian College

· Marion County Sheriff’s Department

· Marian University for St. Vincent Health

· Mid-America Clinical Laboratories

· National City

· National College

· Paul Mitchell the School Indianapolis

· Perpetual Technologies

· Prudential

· Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center

· Royal United Mortgage

· Securitas Security Services

· Simon Property Group

· Sodrel Truck Lines

· St. Vincent New Hope

· Tupperware

· United Water Services

· USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services

In addition to the interaction between businesses and job seekers, the Mayor’s Career Fair will offer seven professionally presented workshops which will be provided in rotation throughout the day of the event.

The topics of the workshops scheduled for the event include:

· Job Search and Networking

· Resume Writing

· Interview Skills

· 2009 Job Search Techniques

· Career Exploration/Transferable Skills

· Financial Aid for Education

· “Impression Management” presented by Dress for Success

The career fair is funded in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

About IPIC

Indianapolis Private Industry Council is the “go to” source for workforce development in Central Indiana. IPIC convenes community leaders to address important issues and strategically coordinates funding from federal, state and private sources to improve the skills of county residents and place them in jobs; develop a diverse, able workforce that meets the needs of existing and potential employers; and advance the region and its economy.

About IEDI

Indianapolis Economic Development, Inc. is Marion County’s local economic development organization. IEDI is dedicated to providing business attraction; existing business retention and expansion; and location services in Indianapolis/Marion County, serving as a catalyst for capital investment and quality job growth. IEDI is led by CEO Scott Miller and a nine-member board of directors appointed by Mayor Greg Ballard.

*with several of the participating businesses having not disclosed a number of job openings with their registration.

Dress for Success and the Indianapolis Colts are proud supporters of Career Fair 2009.

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