Palm Beach Tech is continuing on with plans for the Virtual Career Expo on Wednesday, April 22.
Both Palm Beach and Broward counties have had lower unemployment rates than the national average in recent years, but with the COVID-19 impact, this is of little current significance, especially with the prospect of record unemployment looming over the region.
Although there are hundreds of companies proceeding with layoffs and hiring freezes, there are still companies that are hiring. This is even more so within technology-driven organizations.
The career expo, originally scheduled to take place at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus in Boca Raton, in addition to a virtual aspect, is now completely virtual. Palm Beach Tech is partnering with Premier Virtual, a multi-functional software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, will aid in connecting local tech talent who are meeting challenges brought on by COVID-19 with the companies who are still hiring.
The Virtual Career Expo will bridge the gap with technology and human interactions by allowing job-seeking candidates to log in, research, apply and speak with live recruiters all in one location. Steve Edwards, CEO of Premier Virtual, said that, “Virtual career expos are a necessity right now as there are hundreds of companies out there who are still hiring. Companies will realize that virtual hiring events save time and money in the future.”
“Though we are no longer able to host the career expo at BRiC as we originally attended, we felt it was even more vital to partner with Palm Beach Tech given these new circumstances to help great companies find great talent,” said Giana Pacinelli, marketing director for Crocker Partners, owner and operator of BRiC. “We are proud that several of our valued tenants at BRiC will be participating in the expo and that we have the opportunity to support our community during this time.”
Michael Corbit of partnering organization CareerSource Palm Beach County agreed.
“CareerSource has been extremely busy assisting job seekers with questions and connecting them to resources during this difficult time. We are extremely excited to be partnering with Palm Beach Tech for a virtual career fair to help local job seekers connect and bring added value to our community during this time,” he said.
Visit www.palmbeachtech.org to learn more about Palm Beach Tech Association and the upcoming Virtual Career Expo on Wednesday, April 22.
Any companies interested in getting involved should reach out to Palm Beach Tech’s Vice President of Development Nikki Cabus at firstname.lastname@example.org.