American Chemical Society career fair expected to attract more than 1,500 chemists

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2013 — More than 1,500 job-seeking chemists and chemical engineers are expected to participate in an online and onsite career fair beginning April 7 in New Orleans at the 245th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. Nearly 50 representatives of major chemical manufacturers, government agencies, academia and nonprofit organizations will be available for interviews and to disseminate information.

Job seekers and employers can participate either onsite at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, April 7-9, or online (, April 8-9. Registration is required to participate, Employers must register by March 23 for the virtual career fair. Job seekers may register at any time.

“It really is a win-win situation for employers and chemistry professionals who are seeking jobs,” said David Harwell, assistant director of ACS Career Management and Development. “For job seekers, it’s a invaluable opportunity to showcase their unique skills and knowledge in a way that will wow employers. For employers, it’s a chance to screen thousands of job applicants and find individuals who are talented, innovative and driven to excel in the chemical enterprise.”

Career Fair hours (Central Daylight Time):

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Sunday, April 7, 8 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday, April 8, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Online Virtual Career Fair

Monday, April 8, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In addition to job placement opportunities and career enhancement workshops and webinars, ACS career consultants will be available to provide one-on-one career assistance through mock interviews and resume reviews.

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