Tulsa Unemployed Can Find Help At Job Fairs

Sunday, February 22nd 2009, 5:59 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

TULSA, OK -- The unemployed in Tulsa can find help this week.

The AARP and EmploymentGuide.com teamed up to host the "Putting Americans Back to Work" Diversity Job Fair.

Twenty companies will be at the Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills, 1902 E. 71st St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday to meet with jobseekers.

Participating employers will seek to fill hourly positions ranging from entry-level to management in industries such as health care, customer service, hospitality, finance, sales, insurance, skilled trades, transportation, security and more.

The AARP Foundation, the National Urban League, and the American Hotel and Lodging Association will also be at the event looking for new members.

The event is free to attend, and parking will be free. For more information, call 405-842-8076.

OSU students and recent alumni can attend OSU-Tulsa's Cowboy Career Week beginning Monday. It will features workshops, résumé sessions and a job fair to help students explore jobs, internships and network with employers amid a struggling economy.

All events will be at OSU-Tulsa's campus at 700 N. Greenwood Ave. For more information, call 594-8000.

Schedule for OSU-Tulsa Cowboy Career Week

1-4 p.m. Monday: One-on-one résumé review and critique session in the North Hall Lobby. Career counselors will assist students will content and formatting, as well as teach them how to maximize their strengths for the job they want.

Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday: Career Success Workshop in North Hall 140. OSU alumnus Sean Kouplen, a business leader, award-winning professor and author, will discuss how to develop a personal strategic plan. Lunch will be provided, but space is limited. To make a reservation, call 594-8404.

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday: First Impressions Workshop in North Hall 140. Presented by Jana Christian with the Etiquette School of Oklahoma, students will learn the key elements and importance of making a positive first impression and how to build rapport. Lunch will be provided, but space is limited. To make a reservation, call 594-8404.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday: Students can put their newly acquired skills and tools to use at a career fair in the Main Hall Commons. Individuals seeking full-time jobs and internships should come prepared to meet potential employers.