NW MT Job & Opportunity Fair

Employers, the Fall Job Fair has returned! Wednesday, September 28th from 2:30pm – 6pm at the Flathead County Fairgrounds – EXPO Center. Space is sold out and reservations are closed– there is no walk-up registration available. Thank you to SHRM for providing water bottles for employers and to MontanaSky for providing wifi service.

Information for employers who have signed up for this fall’s Job Fair on 9/28:

This fall’s schedule: 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm (to include after school and after work individuals)

All employers must be onsite ready to participate at 2:30 pm and stay to the end at 6:00 pm

Parking – Look for designated parking signs for registered employers

There will be a map of your assigned booth location and place cards at your table

Fairgrounds will furnish:

  • One 2×8 table, 2 chairs and 10X10 area (if your tablecloth is 6’ you can bring your own 6’ table)
    • Corporate Sponsors have 2 tables, 4 chairs and 20X10 area
    • Platinum sponsors have 2 tables, 4 chairs and 20X10 area
  • Open wi-fi thanks to MontanaSky Network

Coffee vendor available. Watch Sunday September 25th Daily Inter Lake for more Job Fair details

Be Prepared – Set up and What to bring with you:

  • Set up time 9:00 am – 2:00 pm the day of the fair, September 28th
    • There will be people available to direct you to your booth location
    • Copies of job applications or “how to apply” cards
    • Job descriptions
    • Company information
    • Your benefits and perks
    • Be ready to interact with the public, Veterans, retirees, students, etc.
    • Adequate staffing
    • Tablecloths (Fair tables are 8’ and 6’ clothes are too small)
    • Extension cords and power strips if you requested electricity             

How to Make Your Booth Stand Out:

  • The more attractive and inviting you make your booth the more people will be drawn to your area
  • Creating a display that catches the public’s eye
  • People are more likely to approach a booth if there are colorful and well-organized displays on the tables
  • A prize for the most creative booth! You could WIN a half day float trip by Glacier Raft Company

Are you ready for the Job Fair?

  • Must be present and have coverage 2:30-6:00
  • Adequate staff to cover the entire timeframe
  • Ready to decorate September 28 between 8-2:00
  • Interactive booth display ready
  • Have all of your items for the job seekers
  • Have your tablecloth (Fair tables are 8’, can bring your own table if your cloth is 6’)
  • Ready to interact with job seekers

Have you advertised that you will be at the Job Fair? 

Websites/Social Media: Mention you will be attending the job fair

Reader Board:  If you have reader board, post the location, date and time of job fair

Are you getting your Exhibitor Booth ready?  

In addition to the look of the booth, the feel of the exhibitors in the booth also makes a difference. Be inviting, interactive, creative and ready to talk to people. Consider standing instead of sitting, and never simply sit on your phone or read a newspaper or book. If you are excited about your business, then attendees will be more likely to want to find out more about what you have to offer.      

Tips for Getting Ready for the Fair:

  • Promote your being there on your social media accounts, websites and reader boards. Let us know if you have questions.
    • Get your Exhibitor Booth ready and come up with creative ways to interact!
      • Consider standing instead of sitting
      • Never simply sit on your phone or read a newspaper or book
    • If you are excited about your business, then attendees will be more likely to want to find out more about what you have to offer.

Be Prepared – Set up and What to bring with you:

  • Set up time 9:00 am – 2:00 pm the day of the fair, September 28th
    • There will be people available to direct you to your booth location
    • Copies of job applications or “how to apply” cards
    • Job descriptions
    • Company information
    • Your benefits and perks
    • Be ready to interact with the public, Veterans, retirees, students, etc.
    • Adequate staffing
    • Tablecloths (Fair tables are 8’ and 6’ clothes are too small)
    • Extension cords and power strips if you requested electricity             

How to Make Your Booth Stand Out:

  • The more attractive and inviting you make your booth the more people will be drawn to your area
  • Creating a display that catches the public’s eye
  • People are more likely to approach a booth if there are colorful and well-organized displays on the tables
  • A prize for the most creative booth! You could WIN a half day float trip by Glacier Raft Company

Are you ready for the Job Fair?

  • Must be present and have coverage 2:30-6:00
  • Adequate staff to cover the entire timeframe
  • Ready to decorate September 28 between 8-2:00
  • Interactive booth display ready
  • Have all of your items for the job seekers
  • Have your tablecloth (Fair tables are 8’, can bring your own table if your cloth is 6’)
  • Ready to interact with job seekers

Have you advertised that you will be at the Job Fair? 

Websites/Social Media: Mention you will be attending the job fair

Reader Board:  If you have reader board, post the location, date and time of job fair

Are you getting your Exhibitor Booth ready?  

In addition to the look of the booth, the feel of the exhibitors in the booth also makes a difference. Be inviting, interactive, creative and ready to talk to people. Consider standing instead of sitting, and never simply sit on your phone or read a newspaper or book. If you are excited about your business, then attendees will be more likely to want to find out more about what you have to offer.

Be Prepared – Set up and What to bring with you:

  • Set up time 9:00 am – 2:00 pm the day of the fair, September 28th
    • There will be people available to direct you to your booth location
    • Copies of job applications or “how to apply” cards
    • Job descriptions
    • Company information
    • Your benefits and perks
    • Be ready to interact the public, Veterans, retirees, students, etc.
    • Adequate staffing
    • Tablecloths (Fair tables are 8’ and 6’ clothes are too small)
    • Extension cords and power strips if you requested electricity             

For questions or additional information, please reach out to any of these partners:

Daily Inter Lake – Sunny phone 758-4465 // Kalispell Chamber – Jenn Cronk 758-2801 // Job Service Kalispell – Laura Gardner 758-6200 // FVCC – Cathy Allard 756-3803

The 2022 NWMT Veteran’s and Jobs & Opportunity Fair is produced by the Kalispell Job Service, Flathead Valley Community College, the Daily Inter Lake, Discover Kalispell Chamber, and WorkForce Flathead.