Virginia Career Works-Capital Region and its network of partners will hold a two-day job fair following last week’s sudden closure of three Premier XD facilities in Henrico County.
The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 and Friday, Sept. 27 at the Virginia Career Works Henrico Center, 121 Cedar Fork Road. All job seekers are welcome; no RSVP is required. The event also will provide information on unemployment insurance benefits, health care coverage and other services and assistance.
The abrupt closure of the Premier XD warehouse facilities in Henrico affected 190 employees. Since then, dozens of area companies have contacted local workforce and economic development representatives with interest in hiring the workers.
“It’s encouraging that local employers have reached out to recruit the affected employees, just as they did after the Colortree closure in June,” said Brian Davis, executive director of the Capital Region Workforce Partnership. “It’s a testament to our business community and the Greater Richmond business climate as well as the strength of the relationships within our workforce system.”
Employers interested in participating in the job fair are encouraged to contact Mychael Lee at [email protected] or (804) 952-6100.
Employees affected by Premier XD’s closures are eligible for dislocated worker services under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and other resources through the Virginia Career Works Center. The center offers assistance with unemployment compensation and job searches as well as workshops on résumé writing, interviewing and other job-readiness topics. It also offers potentially grant-funded training toward certifications in high-demand occupations as well as information on health care coverage and more.
For more information, go to vcwcapital.com or call (804) 952-6116.