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State schedules Virtual Career Expo

The second annual State of North Carolina Virtual Career Expo will welcome jobseekers interested in careers in state government from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28. The online format will allow attendees to connect via computer, tablet or smartphone with recruiters from more than two dozen state agencies and the UNC System from the convenience and safety of their own home.

“Our state agency and UNC System recruiters will be available to make virtual one-on-one connections with jobseekers interested in rewarding state government careers,” said Barbara Gibson, state human resources director. “We have an extraordinary scope of job types statewide, literally from accountant to zookeeper, including entry-level to executive positions. This is a great opportunity for individuals to find out more about the State’s employment opportunities.”

Individuals with all education and experience levels are welcome to register for the event. Those with disabilities and former military members and their spouses are encouraged to consider attending. A registration link and more details can be found at https://oshr.nc.gov/2021-state-north-carolina-virtual-career-expo. Participants are encouraged to register in advance, but same day registration is available.

The Virtual Career Expo will feature more than a dozen career- or agency-focused “rooms” where participants can chat one-on-one with recruiters and learn more about career opportunities with the State of North Carolina. The Internships/Entry Level room will spotlight Higher Education to NC Government Career Initiative, also known as Ed2NC, which seeks to connect college students and recent graduates with careers in state government. New rooms have been added for Skilled Trades & Maintenance and Marketing & Communications.

Recruiters also can assist individuals with creating online accounts at www.nc.gov/jobs, from which they may apply for permanent or temporary jobs, as well as set alerts for job notifications in their field(s) of interest.

In addition, participants will be able to interact with representatives from the N.C. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and NC4ME, as well as the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Vocational Rehabilitation Services. The career fair also will feature N.C. Department of Commerce representatives from NCWorks.

To view current career opportunities, which includes nearly 800 postings, visit www.nc.gov/jobs.