Kenton County Public Library: New Year, new career job fair & career coaching

Fox19 Interview with Director Dave Schroeder


New Year, New Year Job & Career Fair Next Week

The Kenton County Public Library will be hosting a New Year, New You Job Fair on Thursday, January 20 at its Erlanger Branch in partnership with the Kentucky Career Center. The Job Fair features over 40 employers who will be talking to interested candidates about open positions. This is the 9th year for the library’s Job Fair, which prior to Covid had an average annual attendance of over 200 job seekers.


The Job Fair will take place from 1 to 4 pm. Prior and during the event until 3 pm, volunteer career coaches will be available to assist attendees with their resume, interview skills and their elevator pitch.


Companies taking part in the event include but are not limited to:


Allied Universal Security                   

Amazon                                                                      Jurgensen Company

AtWork Personnel                                                      Kenton County School District

Bonfiglioli USA                                                            Learning Grove

Brighton Center/C.E.T./Financial Services                 Medpace

Campbell County Detention Center                           Merchants Cold Storage

Carl Zeiss Vision                                                          Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission

Castellini Company                                                    Novolex

City of Covington                                                        OrthoCincy Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Comprehensive Logistics                                            Safran Landing Systems Kentucky*

CVG Airport                                                                Speedway*

Gateway Community & Technical College                 St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Holland Roofing                                                         Steel Technologies

Interim HealthCare                                                    TANK

JSM Airport Services                                                   Verst Logistics*




“The Job Fair employers offer a good array of opportunities for job seekers,” states library Executive Director Dave Schroeder. “Additionally, we encourage participants to try to take some time to meet with the career coaches on hand. These professionals will help settle any nerves and provide some great tips that ensure attendees get the most out of their time at this event.”


In addition to the Job Fair, the library has an extensive amount of both in-person and virtual programs to help job seekers at all levels succeed. “We offer GED preparation and testing, classes on how to get the most from one’s LinkedIn profile, resume workshops, computer classes and a myriad of other programs that will help job seekers whether this is their first job or if they are looking for a second career. We listen to feedback from class participants to provide a well-rounded program to fit the needs of our community,” stated Schroder.


Last year the job fair was held virtually. This year the event is in person. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to wear masks.  The Erlanger Branch is located at 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, KY 41018. Anyone with questions can contact the branch via the chat function at or by calling the library at (859) 962-4002.

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