Iron Range job fair to be held Tuesday, March 22 in Virginia

I had an opportunity to check in with Craig Walter from the state Department of Employment and Economic Development this week. He was reminding me of the 13th Annual Iron Range Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 at the Thunderbird Mall in Virginia, Minn. With the Range economy sputtering back to life of late, this fair may actually help connect people to jobs.

Also of note, several seminars will be offered at the job fair. These range from educational opportunities and resume-writing exercises to presentations by IRRRB Commissioner Tony Sertich (“Opportunities on the Iron Range”) and possibly another by Iron Range native and DEED commissioner Mark Phillips.

Among other things Walter coordinates veteran job placement in the region. I hadn’t realized that there was a full time person traveling around the cities of the Arrowhead region helping the large number of new veterans returning from war go to school and find jobs in the area. This is a growing economic and demographic category in this region and throughout the country. I wrote an essay called “Times of War” that explores the Range’s connection with military service in my book “Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Range.”

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