Attracting talent to the “essential” electrical industry proved to be very doable in a virtual setting. On Wednesday, April 14, the turnout for our virtual Career Fair was huge. More than one hundred apprentice candidates logged in to participate and met 11 employers and five resource providers, including IECRM, Western Colorado IEC, Adams County Workforce and Business Center, the Colorado Workforce Center, and Colorado State University Global.
“With electrical contractors hiring now across the entire State of Colorado for a variety of in-demand positions, our timing was spot-on. The ‘virtual booths’ had long lines of candidates waiting to speak with them for jobs as electrical apprentices as well as drivers, warehouse workers, and more,” says Londell Jackson, IECRM’s Education & Workforce Development Coordinator.
In addition to the resource providers, this was an excellent opportunity for job seekers, from entry-level to experienced, to meet one-on-one with the following IEC electrical contracting companies:
- Wayne’s Electric
- Courtesy Electric Co.
- Carlton Electric
- Kenny Electric
- Circuitus Energy Solutions
- Piper Electric Co., Inc.
- Ludvik Electric
- Encore Electric
- ADK Electric Corp
Employers experienced an aggregate total of 773 jobseeker visits to their booths. Once the one-to-one connection was made, job seekers engaged in a total of 660 conversations which generated a total of 1,267 chat messages. Nearly 200 resumes were submitted for the 34 jobs posted by employers.
Participating with your company’s booth at IECRM Career Fairs is a benefit to members in good standing. To participate in future IECRM career fairs, please contact Londell Jackson at Londell@iecrm.org.