Voorhees committee to host its first job fair on June 21

Businesses will also feature their job openings

EMILY LIU/The Sun: The township’s first job fair will be held in the former Macy’s lobby on Monday June 21 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your resumes and a great attitude, and get ready to meet local employers.

Local businesses are hiring in Voorhees, and on June 21, interested candidates will have the opportunity to meet some of them.

From 3 to 7 p.m. in the lobby of the former Macy’s at Voorhees Town Center, the Voorhees Business Development Committee will host its first job fair. With 20 businesses already scheduled to participate, committee member Emily Morgan said the list is growing every day.

“The Voorhees Business Development Committee is really just about brainstorming ways that we could support the business community in Voorhees,” she explained. “And what we’ve determined is that what people really need right now are employees more than anything. We’re like, ‘What can we do to handle that? Why don’t we do a job fair?’ We have the space, we’ll handle the promotion.”

Morgan added that while the committee originally restricted businesses to those in  Voorhees, the job fair will now include others in surrounding areas. Participating  businesses, along with positions for which they’re hiring, can be found at the Voorhees Township website, https://voorheesnj.com/2021/06/07/job-fair/.

The job fair is open to everyone, including college and high-school students, and will offer positions that range from sales associate to mechanic, to part-time teacher to virtual executive assistant, with jobs available at different experience levels.

For those who have never been at a job fair, Morgan described what to expect.

“[When] you walk into the mall, there’s going to be a registration table,” she noted. “There’s going to be tables running down the course of the mall where different businesses are set up, and you’d be able to go to any of the businesses on this list and go talk to them about their opportunities.”

Interested candidates should come with a resume and a copy of pertinent licenses. While it hasn’t been determined whether there will be on-site interviews, attendees  should be prepared to speak with hiring officers. There is no registration for candidates;  they should simply show up between 3 and 7 p.m. and introduce themselves.

Because the event was born to serve a need, Morgan doesn’t anticipate hosting the event again in the near future. Mayor Michael Mignogna shared in his June 9 column that food trucks have been invited and that there will also be a pop-up COVID vaccination site. Walk-ups will be welcome, but appointments are preferred; call (856) 549-0530 to schedule one.

Businesses interested in attending the job fair should fill out the RSVP form at https://forms.gle/Myg8468o765uXag28 before June 18. Find the full list of participating businesses at the township website.