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U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly hosted a job fair Friday at Indiana University South Bend. More than 50 employers and around 10 educational institutions had booths at the event. (The Associated Press)
Upcoming job fairs to hire well over 1,000 people
Posted on March 19, 2014 at 12:07 p.m.

Lippert Components will be looking to hire 300 workers at an event that runs until 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 19. For more information, check out our full story.

Linking Michiana Job Fair

Linking Michiana will be hosting a free job fair featuring 36 companies from the northern Indiana and southern Michigan regions. These companies hope to fill a combined 1,400 positions in a wide variety of fields. Linking Michiana's website said job seekers with all levels of experience are welcome to attend. The group encouraged those who come to bring several copies of their resumes and dress as they would for a job interview.

For a full list of companies that will be participating in the event and the positions they're hiring for, see Linking Michiana's website.

The event will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 25 at Howe Military Academy's Major Merritt Dining Hall, 5755 N. Indiana 9 in Howe, Ind.

Indiana University Northwest Annual Career Fair

Companies will be hiring for a variety of full and part-time positions at the career fair, as well as internships. The Times of Northwest Indiana reported jobs in an array of fields will be available including sales, marketing, engineering, finance, food service and hospitality. For a list of employers that will attend the event, see the Times' story.

Job seekers are encouraged to bring plenty of copies of their resumes and dress professionally. The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 11 at the Savannah Center Gymnasium on Indiana University Northwest's campus in Gary. If you're planning on attending, be sure and register through Indiana University's website.

Guardian Automotive Products job fairs

Guardian Automotive Products is looking to hire 50 new workers, which it will do through two job fairs happening in March and April. The company will be hiring people for production positions that pay $12.50 per hour. Ideal candidates for the job have high school diplomas or the equivalent of three years of manufacturing experience.

The first fair Guardian will be hiring at will be held from 9 a.m. to noon March 22 at its Ligonier plant, located at 860 W. U.S. 6. The second fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 5 at WorkOne's Northeast office in Kendallville, located at 524 Fairview Blvd. 

Goodwill Industries of Michiana job fair

Several companies and staffing agencies will attend the job fair, which will offer positions in a variety of fields. Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring resumes and dress professionally. For a full list of companies that will be hiring at the event, take a look at the South Bend Tribune's story about the fair.

The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 26 at the Community Career Center, 3420 Grape Rd. in South Bend.

Nautic Global Group hiring event

An Elkhart-based boat maker will be holding a hiring event to fill 81 open positions at its Elkhart and Syracuse plants. For more information on the types of jobs available, as well as salary information, take a look at our full story.

The event will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at Nautic Global's Syracuse plant, located at 300 E. Chicago St.

For more information on who else is hiring around Elkhart County, check out this week's job listings. If you'd like some job-seeking advice, take a look a local staffing professional's tips for searching for a job and landing it