CLEVELAND—The ACS Rubber Division held a Career Fair at its 2015 International Elastomer Conference, and most of the participating companies were ecstatic.
“I said, 'Are you kidding me?' ” said Elaine H. Box, senior manager of human resources for York, Pa.-based Engel Machinery Inc., when asked whether she was in favor of having a career fair at the conference. “This is huge! You get them to do it, and I'm there!”
Engel was one of nearly 30 companies representing rubber manufacturers and suppliers that participated in the Career Fair, which was held in the Cleveland Convention Center Oct. 15 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
“Looking for a new opportunity in our great industry?” said the notice in the conference brochure. “Meet with representatives from several respected companies about career and professional opportunities.”
The opportunities available at the Career Fair, which was spread over two rooms in the Conference Center's Concourse, varied from company to company.
Some had only one or two openings, though their representatives said they were happy to collect resumes for possible callbacks later.