The 6th Annual Southern Maryland Regional Hiring Event Celebrates Success for the Sixth Consecutive Year!
Hughesville, MD – June 27, 2017
The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland is pleased to report that the 6th Annual Southern Maryland Regional Hiring Event was a huge success for the sixth consecutive year!
1,089 jobseekers attended the event on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, MD. The majority came from the Southern Maryland area with 382 jobseekers from St. Mary’s County, 305 from Calvert County, and 296 from Charles County. However, the event spread far and wide and had attendees from all over the country, stretching from Washington, D.C. to New York and South Carolina to Arizona, and beyond.
The event was at maximum capacity with a total of 71 businesses, each with open positions to fill. The businesses were primarily local with 28 from Charles County, 25 from St. Mary’s County, and 13 from Calvert County, with the remaining few from Prince George’s County and Washington, D.C. Jobseekers were thrilled at the variety of industry options available. The event offered a wide range of employers from hospitals/health care to DOD/construction contractors to National Harbor and everything in between.
“We at the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland are delighted with the turnout for this year’s hiring event. The excitement and eagerness to connect could be felt throughout the day from jobseekers and employers alike. Special recognition goes to Eleanor Nelson, of Coach on Call, who created this fantastic event six years ago and has made it bigger and better each year. We are truly grateful for all of her hard work and dedication.” – Ruthy Davis, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland
The new and exciting “Catch of the Day” theme was enjoyed by all, perfectly accompanied by the beautiful water view the Calvert Marine Museum venue provided.
“As the Creator & Director of this annual event, I would like to thank everyone who made the 6th Annual Southern Maryland Regional Hiring Event possible! From the jobseekers to the employers and sponsors, to the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, The Job Match Re-Employment Committee, all the volunteers, and the Calvert Marine Museum; each individual played an integral part in making this year’s event a huge success! I would also like to thank the Rural Maryland Council for their generous grant to fund the 6th Annual Southern Maryland Regional Hiring Event.” – Eleanor Nelson, Coach on Call
The Southern Maryland Regional Hiring Event is a well-attended, successful annual event bringing together those who are looking to hire and those who seek career connections. The event’s unique format allows employers to meet, interview, and hire from a wide array of talent in the local area.
The Workforce Development focus of the Tri-County Council is best known for initiatives such as Southern Maryland JobSource and the American Job Centers, which served 40,000 Southern Maryland citizens and 500 businesses over the past two years, the Mobile Career Center, and the Annual Southern Maryland Regional Hiring Event. The Tri-County Council serves as a forum for the discussion and resolution of issues affecting the Southern Maryland Region, promotes the social and economic development of the Region, and assists Federal, State and County governments in better performing their respective duties.
6th Annual Southern Maryland Regional Hiring Event