Have you considered a career in the logistics and transportation industry? If you’re interested in landing a job or thinking about starting a career in the field, meet with employers and exhibitors at a job and career fair on Tuesday, May 20 in Owatonna. About 30 employers and exhibitors and 200 job seekers and career explorers are expected to attend.
You'll learn about job openings, candidate qualifications, educational programs and details on exhibitors and the organizations they represent.
The transportation industry is a vital and growing sector in Minnesota, according to an article in the March 2014 edition of Minnesota Economic Trends. The outlook for driving occupations in Minnesota is strong, with 23,600 job openings anticipated between 2010 and 2020. The industry pays good wages. For example, heavy and tractor-trailer drivers earn an average wage of $19.65 per hour in southeast Minnesota, according to the DEED Labor Market Information Office.
Employers are recruiting truck drivers, parts and service workers, mechanics, spotters and flight attendants, truck drivers and more, according to Jen Hauzer, business services representative at DEED.
Break-out sessions about the state of the transportation industry, funding of a transportation career, transportation specialist positions and functions at the Minnesota Department of Transportation , aviation careers, and the career pathway from entry-level dock worker to management professional at FedEx will also be presented.
The expo will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Steele County Minnesota National Guard Armory, 2323 W. Bridge Street, Owatonna. The break-out sessions will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The event is organized by DEED in partnership with the Minnesota WorkForce Center in Owatonna.
For special accommodations to attend, contact Sheryl Bestler of Workforce Development Inc. at 507-446-1470, MN Relay 711, at least 24 hours in advance.