Media Release: Town celebrates third successful job fair, paving the way for continued economic prosperity in Lincoln

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Lincoln, ON – (March 28, 2024) The Town of Lincoln is proud to announce the return of its highly anticipated job fair, marking the first of 2024. It is the third in a series of initiatives aimed at fostering economic prosperity and facilitating connections between local employers and talented job seekers. The event, hosted by the Town's Economic Development Office, took place on March 27, 2024, at Great Lakes Christian High School, drawing in an impressive crowd of approximately 400 attendees and participation from 28 local businesses.

Exceeding expectations and building on the resounding success of its previous job fairs, this latest event demonstrates the Town's dedication to nurturing a dynamic workforce. Mayor Sandra Easton expressed enthusiasm for the ongoing success of these initiatives, stating, "Last night's gathering was a true testament to the vibrancy of our community. Witnessing the enthusiasm from both job seekers and local businesses reaffirms our commitment to fostering an environment where opportunities exist for all."

Councillor JD Pachereva, Chair of the Economic Development Committee, shared, "Engaging with attendees and businesses, we felt the positivity reverberating throughout the room. These job fairs serve as crucial touchpoints for bridging the gap between talent and opportunity, and it's heartwarming to see the impact they continue to have on our community."

Paul Di Ianni, Director of Economic Development and Communications, stated, “Last night's job fair was truly a success, echoing the sentiments of numerous businesses and attendees who expressed their gratitude for the event. We're thrilled to receive such reassuring feedback and are grateful for the opportunity to facilitate meaningful connections within our community. We look forward to continuing vital initiatives like this one, as they play a pivotal role in our ongoing commitment to enhancing opportunities for all."

The job fair stems from the Town’s broader Work in Lincoln initiative, a purposeful plan to grow our local economy and workforce to ensure economic prosperity and growth for all. The Work in Lincoln initiative leverages digital platforms, such as the Work in Lincoln website, to facilitate ongoing connections between employers and job seekers. The website allows local businesses to post job openings, and job seekers can easily apply and join the resume database, all at no cost to our users.

The Town extends its gratitude to the vital funding received through the Province of Ontario’s Skills Development Fund, funding that has gone towards supporting skills training and connecting employers with job seekers.

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