Updated: 05/01/2014 10:27 PM
Created: 05/01/2014 5:16 PM WDIO.com
If you're looking for work, you're in luck. The Northland Job Fair is coming up in Duluth.
Job searchers were at a workshop Thursday morning prepping for the event. They learned about resumes, interviewing and how to approach employers.
The fifth annual job fair is May 7 at the DECC and workers said it's good timing.
"It's a great time to go to the job fair because here in Duluth we're adding jobs," DEED Regional Labor Market Analyst Jan Saxhaug said. "There's more jobs than there was a year ago today. There are fewer unemployed folks and there are just more people working."
Jason McLevis was one of about 20 people at the workshop Thursday.
"I hope to get a few contacts," McLevis said. "I'm looking for any type of warehouse work or manufacturing."
The Northland Job Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the general public. Veterans, students and interns can come an hour early.
If you want to attend a workshop at the Minnesota Workforce Center before the event, there is one on Monday and Tuesday.
On May 5, the workshop is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for veterans only. The other one is on May 6 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
The job fair will have many different employers from around the Northland. Sponsors vary from NORTHFORCE to Cliffs Natural Resources to Essentia Health.
Rioting Follows Baltimore Funeral, Governor Declares Emergency
The governor of Maryland has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to help with the violence and rioting in Baltimore. An attorney for the family of Freddie Gray says they are in shock watching the violence.
Consulting Firms Present New Ideas for Lake Superior Zoo
Two consulting firms presented concrete ideas for the financially struggling Lake Superior Zoo for the first time Monday.
University System President Addresses UMD Budget Concerns
There are still many questions at UMD as looming budget cuts hang heavy over faculty, staff and students. University of Minnesota System President John Kaler was at UMD on Monday hoping to ease some of those concerns
Three Nepalese Friends Helping Home from a World Away
The earthquake in Nepal that took the lives of 4,000 people — and counting — may be far away from Duluth. But for three men who are originally from Nepal, the tragedy hits close to home. That's why they're doing something about it, and asking others to join them.
Day Without Sound Raises Awareness on Hearing Loss, Prevention
Hearing conversations with loved ones or even the birds chirping is easy to take for granted, but for 36 million Americans with an impairment, those basic experiences are not a given, and Northlanders are hoping a campaign called "One Day Without Sound" can help bring awareness...