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Letter: Jobs fair is Monday in Eagan

To the editor:

Last week, we were reminded by the monthly jobs report how tepid economic growth remains. Too many Minnesotans have been out of work for more than several months, wages in many sectors are stagnant, and the unemployment rate is still too high.

To help provide new opportunities to put Minnesotans back to work in a highly competitive and uncertain job market, Congressman John Kline will be hosting a Career and Jobs Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, July 15, at the Eagan Community Center.

The career and jobs fair is free and open to the public. If you are looking for a job, I encourage you to attend this event and share the information with anyone you know who is struggling as they navigate the uncertain economy.

Scheduled to attend the jobs fair are more than 60 private-sector employers who currently have job openings in a wide variety of fields including the health care, technology, financial, and retail industries. Employment assistance organizations and a variety of educational institutions are also scheduled to attend.

The fair will also include breakout sessions focusing on tips for job seekers, including effective resume writing. The Better Business Bureau and the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs will also be on-hand offering workshops to help veterans find employment by translating specific veterans’ skillsets into finding a job.

I hope to see you Monday at the fair!