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Posted on: April 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Career Expo Planned for May 3 to Focus on Union Trade Opportunities

Career Expo May 3


CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale, Carbondale NAACP, and Egyptian Building Trades have partnered together to host a Career Expo at the Carbondale Civic Center on Tuesday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The Career Expo will provide job seekers or anyone interested in pursuing a trades career the opportunity to explore various local union opportunities. These opportunities range from Electricians, Laborers, Plumbers and Pipefitters, Iron Workers, Roofers, and more!  

“The training is free and the jobs provide high wages, health insurance, and pension benefits. There are few places where people can learn a craft without being strapped with thousands of dollars of student debt. And best of all, you can earn while you learn with on-the-job training. We are excited to have this opportunity to showcase what union construction trades can offer,” said Tate Wright, Business Representative for Local 702, IBEW. 

“Union membership in the building trades can provide you with a career path that offers high-paying jobs, ongoing training, and great benefits. If you’re looking for an exciting career where you’ll work on a wide range of projects, please take this opportunity to learn more about what our local unions can offer,” said Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams.  

Questions? Contact the City of Carbondale’s Public Relations Officer at 618-457-3262.

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.


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