CHICAGO, July 11, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — Providing a new, highly engaging way for jobseekers to connect with top employers, Tribune Digital announces its first-ever virtual career fair, to be held simultaneously in eight major markets across the US. The fair combines the best elements of an in-person job fair with the convenience and utility of an online job search. The experience is further enhanced by social media, allowing candidates and employers to continue networking after the event has ended. Tribune Digital will host the virtual career fair Wednesday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT. Jobseeker registration is free.
Attendees participate as they would at a “traditional” job fair, visiting various company booths and reviewing exhibitor content, such as documents and job postings. The digital nature of the event, however, introduces immediate interactive access to dynamic information through links and videos. Resumes can be uploaded and submitted for employers to review online. Candidates may also take part in on-the-spot interviews via live text and webcam chat.
In addition to exhibitor booths, the virtual career fair includes a social networking lounge where candidates can engage with one another in a vibrant group chat, available to all participants, and share their experiences with friends and colleagues through the event’s integrations with various social media tools.
Tribune Digital’s career fair will be available in eight markets: Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore, Hartford, Orlando, South Florida, Central Pennsylvania and Newport News, Va. Interested participants can register for free through these affiliated websites:
“We are looking forward to connecting employers and jobseekers in the virtual space through this unique, interactive platform,” said Eddie Tyner, vice president of Tribune Marketplaces.
Poised to draw top employers and career seekers throughout the nation, this innovative departure from the traditional career fair will feature different exhibit hall for the various markets. It is being created by industry leader Shaker Virtual Events, a division of Shaker Recruitment Advertising & Communications.
About Tribune Digital
Tribune Digital manages the interactive operations of Tribune’s daily newspapers and their associated websites, plus all aspects of the company’s classified advertising operations, as well as websites for Tribune’s TV stations. Its national classified sites include CareerBuilder.com, Cars.com and Apartments.com. With more than 50 websites overall, Tribune Interactive ranks among the nation’s leading news and information networks. The sites attract more than 15.5 million unique visitors per month.
About Shaker Recruitment Advertising & Communications
Shaker Recruitment Advertising & Communications helps organizations realize their business objectives by connecting them with top talent through employer branding, employee and candidate communications, interactive media solutions, campaign development, collateral materials and metrics. Shaker strategizes and manages recruitment and retention communications-from research and planning, to design and development, through placement and measurement-to foster employee engagement. Shaker pairs InXpo’s unrivaled 3-D technology with Shaker’s 60 years of recruitment marketing/career fair expertise to create a 360° solution that is redefining the way people think of virtual events. Shaker is headquartered outside of Chicago. Visit http://www.shaker.com to learn more.
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