WHEELING, W.Va. — The Upper Ohio Valley Career Service Consortium is sponsoring its annual job fair from 1 – 4, p.m. Thursday, April 12 at Wheeling Park’s White Palace.

Intended for the students and alumni of the consortium member schools and employers wanting to recruit these outstanding candidates, the job fair is a great way for employers to meet ready-to-work new graduates.

Students of neighboring colleges are welcome to attend for a small fee.

Consortium schools are, Belmont TechnicalCollege, Bethany College, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Muskingum College, Ohio University Eastern, WaynesburgUniversity, West Liberty State College, WheelingJesuit University and West Virginia Northern Community College.

Now in its 16th year of existence, the fair is expected to attract over 30 employers.

For those who are not alumni of the above schools, admission is charged and the fee is $5, payable at the door. Click on www.collegecentral.com\uovcsc, for complete information.

Participants will receive a chance on a $300 gift certificate for career clothing merchandise that will be awarded after the event with their admission information. The winner does not need to be present to win, but must have attended the event and turned in a résumé at the door. Jobseekers do not need to pre-register.

Only jobseekers with a résumé will be permitted into the fair and jobseekers are asked not to bring guests or children to the fair. All candidates are reminded to dress professionally and bring plenty of résumés to distribute to potential employers.

Participating employers include:
84 Lumber Company
AIG American General Life & Accident Insurance Company
Bowling Brook Preparatory School
Crittenton Services, Inc.
East Ohio Regional Hospital
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
First Investors Corporation
Glade Run Lutheran Services
Mon General Hospital
New York Life
Northwood Health Systems
Russell Nesbitt Services
Sherwin-Williams Co.
Social Security Administration
St. John's Home for Children
The Academy / The Summit Academy
U.S. Army, Wheeling, WV
U.S. Army, Pittsburgh, PA
United Bank, Inc.
Weirton Medical Center
WesBanco, Inc.
West Virginia University Hospitals
Western Southern Financial Group
Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center
Williams Lea
WORKFORCE West Virginia
Workforce West Virginia-Job Service
Youth Services System, Inc.

Career services employees involved in the planning of the 2007 Job Fair include: Kristen Burrier, Ohio University Eastern; Marie Coffman, Waynesburg College; Gloria Colussi, Bethany College; Bridgette Duley, West Liberty State College, Ed O’Donnell, Belmont Technical College; Nancy Ronevich, Franciscan University of Steubenville; Jackie Vascura, Muskingum College; Consortium President Adriana Wolf, Wheeling Jesuit University and Zac Wycherley, West Virginia Northern Community College.

For more information, please call WheelingJesuit University career development office at (304) 243-2464.