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What job seekers can expect at in-person job fair set for Sept. 15
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An in-person job fair is set for Sept. 15 at the Gainesville Civic Center, but with precautions put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some 45 employers are expected at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce event, where job seekers will be able to “meet employers face to face” and apply for jobs, the chamber said in a recent press release.

The chamber urges prospective employees to bring their resume but also wear a mask.

Officials “will be taking measures to ensure the safety of employers and job seekers at this event with temperature checks, face masks, hand sanitizer, as well as extra-wide aisles and larger booth spaces,” the chamber said.

Job Fair

What: Some 45 employers will be interviewing job seekers

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 15

Where: Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St.

Admission: free

This is the first in-person job fair the chamber has held since the COVID-19 pandemic, but it isn’t its first in-person event.

The chamber held its annual Economic & Political Forecast on Aug. 11 at Lanier Technical College’s Ramsey Conference Center. The event had both an in-person and virtual audience.

But then it canceled its 112th Annual Meeting & Gala, which had been scheduled for Sept. 10 at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville. The event, which draws hundreds to a packed ballroom, had already been postponed from May 14.

It was canceled because COVID-19 is “still prevalent in the community,” chamber president and CEO Kit Dunlap has said.