One of Cumberland County’s largest job fairs is Tuesday at the Crown Expo Center.

An estimated 1,500 are expected for March to Work, an annual event sponsored by the Cumberland County Department of Social Services. More than 100 employers are tentatively set to attend. Last year, the event included 106 companies and drew more than 2,000 looking for work.

The event is scheduled from  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free van transportation is provided between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Hillsboro Street entrance of DSS and the Job Link/Division of Workforce Solutions Office at 414 Ray Ave. The pickups will be about every 15 minutes, the county said in a news release.

City of Fayetteville Transit Department vans will provide pickups at Westover Recreation Center, 267 Bonanza Drive, and at the Cliffdale Branch Library, 6882 Cliffdale Road.

Organizers said participants should dress professionally, bring plenty of resumes, black ink pens with which to write and be prepared for short on-the-spot interviews.

Among the industries expected to attend are manufacturing, production, construction, utilities, sales, schools, logistics, agriculture, broadcasting and publishing, and restaurants and hospitality. There also are expected to be representatives from government entities, colleges and technical schools.

The Internet Job Cafe of the Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center, and the NCWorks Career Center will help those seeking jobs with resume reviews, NCWorks registration, veterans services, career training services and information.

 

Staff writer Alan Wooten can be reached at wootena@fayobserver.com or 486-3570.