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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana is turning the tables on local employers by inviting them to meet some job seekers with disabilities at a reverse job fair.
Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana partnered with Indiana Tech, Northeast Indiana Human Resources Association, and Ivy Tech Community College Career Development Department.
"Traditionally you would see employers come with their booths having to set up. We've turned the tables on that concept, and we have the candidates here positioned. They have resumes, branding statements, they have cover letters," Business Developer Britney Breidentstein said.
This is the second year for the fair. After the success of the first time, Easterseals Arc decided to do it again. This time around Sifat Baig got a chance to check it out.
"A lot of these people that are here today, it's kinda hard for them to go out there and put themselves out there. I like how everything is done in one room. We don't have to go to them. They come to us," Baig said.
He's confined to a wheelchair but he's already being sought after from an employer.
The job fair isn't just helpful for candidates like him, but for employers too.
The regional recruiter for Super Value Distribution Center, Megan Ford, agrees.
"Think it's really innovative actually to do it this way," Ford said.