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Job fair provides opportunities for job seekers and businesses

| April 7, 2024 12:00 AM

The Northwest Montana Job & Opportunity Fair returns to the Flathead County Fairgrounds Trade Center on Thursday, April 11, offering a dynamic platform for both job seekers and businesses to connect and explore potential opportunities.

Hosted by the Job Service Kalispell, Flathead Valley Community College, the Daily Inter Lake, Discover Kalispell  Chamber, and WorkForce Flathead, this event promises to be the largest in-person job fair event in all of northwest Montana. 

The fair kicks off with a high school and college student career fair from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., providing local students with invaluable insights into various career paths and opportunities within the region, along with an opportunity to connect with summer job and internship opportunities. This segment aims to inspire and guide the next generation toward fulfilling and rewarding career choices. 

In the afternoon, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the focus shifts to the community job fair, offering job seekers of all ages and backgrounds the chance to meet with representatives from a diverse array of businesses and industries. Whether attendees are seasoned professionals, recent graduates, retirees looking to rejoin the workforce, or individuals looking for a fresh start, the job fair offers something for everyone. 

Businesses eager to participate in this collaborative event are encouraged to sign up via the employers' tab link on the WorkForce Flathead website at By engaging with the local workforce and showcasing available opportunities, participating businesses can actively contribute to the economic vitality of the region while finding the talent they need to thrive. 

Laura Gardner, manager of Job Service Kalispell, expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming event.

“We're thrilled to facilitate meaningful connections between job seekers and local businesses.” Gardner said. “The Northwest Montana Job & Opportunity Fair serves as a catalyst for economic empowerment, and we look forward to welcoming participants from across the county." 

For more information about the Northwest Montana Job & Opportunity Fair, including registration details for businesses and attendees, visit