La Plata, MD – Residents who are looking for a job, or are looking to change jobs, are encouraged to attend the 2019 Tri-County Job and Career Fair at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). The annual free event will be held April 9 at CSM’s La Plata Campus, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This public service is provided by CSM’s Career Services and will bring more than 50 employers from throughout the tri-county region to the college’s Center for Business and Industry (BI Building) to give area businesses and organizations a chance to meet prospective workers and to give job seekers the valuable opportunity to learn about current opportunities in the region.

“Meeting in person allows for students, alumni and community members to interview the potential employers and ask those important questions,” said CSM Advising, Career and Transfer Services Lead Administrative Assistant Tracy Sewell. “Most seeking employment forget the interview process is a two-way street — employers are interviewing for potential employees, but students, alumni and community members should be interviewing their potential employer too.”

Sewell advised visitors to dress professionally, tighten up their résumés and bring multiple copies of it, as interviews for positions could take place at the event. The job fair is are open to anyone of legal working age.

In addition to the opportunity to visit employer tables, job seekers can participate in a free workshop, “The Government Hiring Process,” which will cover how to secure a job with the federal government. Lesley Renfro with the Naval Research Laboratory will offer this presentation at noon. In addition, CSM’s Career Services professionals will review resumes and offer advice the day of the event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the BI Atrium. Also, Room 102 will be available for students, alumni and community members to research employers and update their resumes.

To learn more about CSM’s Tri-County Job and Career Fair and to see a list of employers already registered to participate, visit The list of participating employers is updated daily. For more, call 301-934-7569.