This year’s JobFest 2020, an annual event designed to connect young adult job seekers ages 16 to 24 with employers who have job or work experience opportunities available, has gone virtual.

JobFest is hosted by WorkForce Central and WorkSource Pierce and, historically, has been held at the Tacoma Dome. This year’s event, scheduled for July 15th from 11a.m. to 3 p.m., has moved to a virtual platform due to the recent restrictions on public gatherings from the COVID-19 pandemic.

JobFest 2020 will utilize a software platform that mimics a live event. Job seekers register and enter an online exhibit hall where they will have the opportunity to upload resumes, visit booths, download information, and communicate with exhibitors live via chat, email, and video.

“JobFest is a great place for employers to market their job opportunities and connect with an eager group of job seekers all in one space,” Teresa Delicino, Director of Business Solutions at WorkForce Central, said in a release. “This new virtual platform is an easy way for businesses to share information about their current and future career opportunities and connect with the workforce of the future.”

Businesses and organizations interested in a virtual exhibitor booth can contact aliye.friedl@rescare.com. Registration and more information about JobFest can be found at hirepiercecounty.easyvirtualfair.com.