Mall hosts job fair
A local mall is hosting a job fair with more than 20 retailers this Saturday.
Woodland Mall will host the event from noon-6 p.m., as employers begin to ramp up for the holidays.
Individual locations within the mall will host interviews, including JCPenney, which has more than 100 openings — with some candidates expected to receive on-the-spot job offers.
For a full list of participating businesses, job seekers can visit the Guest Services booth at Woodland Mall.
“Nearly all of our retailers are hiring leading up to the holiday season….There is a large demand for talent,” said Lyndsey Hicks, director of marketing, Woodland Mall.
The employers will be hiring full- and part-time retail employees for seasonal help, with possible long-term hiring, Hicks said.
Local outside-the-mall employers will be located in the center of the mall, such as Rothbury Farms, which will offer packing, machine operator and material handler jobs.
Woodland Mall is also hiring for janitorial and maintenance positions.
Hicks said job seekers should “polish resumes and dress to impress” for on-the-spot interviews.
Some stores have age and experience requirements, she said.