A great many people are out of work due to the year-long worldwide pandemic, but, for those with an interest in a career in Health and Human Services, there’s a new opportunity.  

On Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is holding its first “Statewide Virtual Job Fair.”

At the fair – which will be online just like virtually everything else these days – job seekers will have an opportunity to speak with recruiters and learn about the openings.

 Many segments of the economy – like travel and entertainment– have shed jobs since the coronavirus hit the United States hard in March, but the pandemic has increased demand on health service jobs and increased the need for government human services workers as well.

Job seekers are required to create a virtual profile with the state before attending the Tuesday job fair.

At the event, those interested will conduct live online one-on-one interviews with hiring officials representing the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

State officials say this is a great way to “Avoid sending your resume into the black hole and waiting for a phone call.”  Instead, job seekers will enjoy face-to-face (well, sort of) exposure and give and take.

Recruiters are especially looking for people with backgrounds in medicine, nursing, mental health and behavioral health, and in the Information Technology sphere.

Job seekers can register and find more information at http://bit.ly/NCDHHS-VJF2021.

 The openings are posted online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina. Searches can be filtered by department, location and job category.