SWFL learns about construction opportunities at job fair

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Various construction companies are looking to hire workers Thursday at a job fair.

A wide range of construction employment opportunities will be available from entry level to professional, and candidates should be ready for on-site interviews, according to the job fair’s website.

The job fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at CareerSource Southwest Florida on 4150 Ford St.

Attendees are asked to bring a valid ID, resume and dress professionally for the job fair.

Gregg Gscheidmeier, of Weaver Contracting, said he’s eager to find workers.

“But I’m always looking for new employees because there’s just so much work going on out there.”

For John Gaudieri, a subcontractor, he said it’s been difficult to find skilled workers, and it’s been a challenge for the last few years.

“They come on and I’ve seen people walk off the job within a day,” Gaudieri said.

For the first time, there are more job openings than job seekers, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Industry professionals like Gscheidmeier expressed their hopes for a successful recruitment at the job fair.

“There’s so much work out there. There’s no reason for anybody to go look,” Gscheidmeier said. “It’s up to me to go find them.”

For more information, visit Employ Florida’s website.

WINK News reporter Nicole Lauren was live to take a look at what hiring employers are looking for in job candidates. Watch the segment below.

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