State holding online job fair for Celadon employees

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development, in partnership with Employ Indy, will hold a virtual job fair exclusively for former Celadon employees Wednesday Jan. 8.

Companies such as FedEx Express, UPS, Online Transport, DM Bowman and Clean Harbors will be among the participants sharing their job openings through a webinar format, allowing impacted Celadon employees to participate from anywhere. The webinar will be live from 12:30-1:30 CST. Registration is available free online.

All impacted former Celadon employees are invited to attend. Celadon employees who cannot attend the webinar are still encouraged to register because they will receive a link with a recording of the webinar.

In one of the biggest stories of 2019, Celadon Group announced at midnight Sunday, Dec. 8 that it would cease operations and file Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company said it would close all business units Monday, Dec. 9, except for its Taylor Express subsidiary operated out of Hope Mills, North Carolina. More than 3,000 employees, including 2,500 drivers, were thrown out of work.