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BioOhio starts 3-city career-fair tour Wednesday in Cleveland

The first event is at the Sheraton Independence Hotel in Cleveland and will feature at least eight different companies including Ben Venue Laboratories, which hopes to fill 30 to 40 manufacturing jobs. The other jobs fairs are in May in Cincinnati and the Columbus area.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — BioOhio hosts the first of three regional career fairs on Wednesday in Cleveland, with employers offering a range of positions from entry-level to senior management in fields including medical research and development, manufacturing and quality assurance.

The first event at the Sheraton Independence Hotel will feature at least eight different companies including Ben Venue Laboratories, which develops and make more than 800 generic, injectable drugs. The Bedford company hopes to fill 30 to 40 manufacturing jobs.  All of the employers at each of the three job fairs will have at least two to three positions to fill.

The next jobs fair will beMay 15 at TechSolve in Cincinnati, followed by a fair May 27 at the Holiday Inn Columbus-Worthington in Worthington.

All three events are scheduled from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Staffing agencies will also have a large presence at the events.


National health care needs are driving the industry. Jobs in the bioscience sector, for example — formulation and senior analytical scientists — are generally recession proof and high in demand. A struggling economy may affect start-up companies because venture capitalists and investors tend to be more uptight about lending.

As a result of the vast expansions in the manufacturing of new pharmaceuticals, more hourly employees are needed. BioOhio officials have received phone calls and emails and expect a large turnout of individuals who want to learn more information about bioscience careers.

In past years, a statewide job fair was held in Columbus. BioOhio officials say that regional fairs are help the candidates and allow employers a better recruiting opportunity.

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