Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce organizes job fair to connect local businesses with potential employees07/26/2021 07:00PM ● By Steven Hoffman
The Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a pop-up job fair in downtown Oxford as part of the town’s First Friday event on Friday, Aug. 6.
The job fair will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at 3rd and Locust streets.
“We are looking to connect folks looking for employment with our members who are seeking to fill positions,” said Christine Grove, the executive director of the Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce. “This is a great opportunity to find out all the positions that are available. Now is the time to start looking for immediate or early-fall jobs.”
A limited number of companies will be offering interviews onsite during the job fair. All chamber members had the opportunity to share the employment openings they have available.
“We recognized that staffing is the number one concern with businesses of all sizes, not just in our community, but nationwide,” said Grove. “In an effort to support our members, we looked at a possible unique way to connect those looking for jobs with those hiring.”
Grove said that the chamber coordinated their efforts with Oxford Mainstreet, Inc. to organize the job fair. She said that the chamber and its members are thrilled that the First Friday events are once again taking place after the pandemic prompted cancellations for much of last year.
The theme of the August First Friday is “Sounds of Summer” with live bands and entertainment. More information about the First Friday can be found at www.downtownoxfordpa.org. The Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce maintains a job board and provides information about a variety of events, activities, and services for members on its website at www.Oxfordpa.org.