News 5 chats with organizers of the Lake County Virtual Career Fair

Lake County Job Fair
Posted at 5:43 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 15:17:02-04

Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., News 5’s Katie Ussin hosted a Facebook Live chat about the Lake County Virtual Career happening this week.

Watch the live chat on Facebook below:

News 5's Katie Ussin is chatting with with several organizers and experts involved in the Lake County Virtual Job Fair,...

Posted by News 5 Cleveland on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Katie spoke with several organizers and experts involved in the virtual job fair, hosted by OhioMeansJobs Lake County, the Lake County Commissioner's Office, JobsOhio regional network partner, TeamNEO, Alliance for Working Together Foundation (AWT), and HOLA Ohio.

Learn more about the virtual career fair and register to attend here.

Among those who spoke with Katie were:

  • Leslie Ryan with OhioMeansJobs Lake County
  • Veronica Isabel Dahlberg, Executive Director HOLA Ohio- Dr. Joe Glavan, Career Technical Education Coordinator, Mentor High School and Director, Lake Shore Compact
  • Cedric Gaddis, Regional Talent Manager, Team Northeast Ohio
  • Juliana Petti, Executive Director, Alliance for Working Together Foundation
  • Rhonda Butler, Interim Director of Career Services and Employer Relations Coordinator, Lakeland Community College

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Gov. Mike DeWine and the State of Ohio have established a plan to begin reopening Ohio businesses starting May 1. Below is a timeline of the businesses allowed to reopen.

May 1: Medical care – non-essential surgeries and procedures that do not require an overnight stay will be allowed beginning May 1.
May 4: Manufacturing, distribution and construction businesses that were ordered to cease activities may reopen on May 4, as well as general office environments.
May 12: Retail establishments and facilities will be allowed to reopen on May 12.
May 15: Salons, barbershops, day spas, tanning facilities, massage parlors, tattoo parlors and piercing businesses. Restaurants will be allowed to serve patrons on outdoor patios. More details here.
May 21: Restaurants and bars will be allowed to reopen for dine-in service. Read more here. Campgrounds will be allowed to reopen. Read more here.
May 22: Horse racing will be allowed to resume, with no spectators. Casinos and Racinos are not included in the reopening. Read more here.
May 26: Gyms, fitness centers, regulated pools, recreation centers and studios will be allowed to reopen, with new requirements. Non-contact and limited-contact sports leagues, such as golf, baseball and tennis will be allowed to resume. BMVs across Ohio will reopen, but government officials encourage citizens to utilize the BMVs online services when possible. Read more here.
May 31: Day care centers will be able to reopen in Ohio. Read more about the plan to reopen day cares here. Day camps and summer camps will also be allowed to operate. Details on that here.

While these announced reopenings encompass the majority of the businesses, agencies and events closed and canceled by the state's orders, the governor has not yet made an annoucements on when K-12 schools in the state will reopen, nor when places of public amusement, such as theme parks, gambling businesses, skating rinks, movie theaters, and others will be allowed to reopen. See a full list of indoor and outdoor places that remain closed here.

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