PORTLAND – About two dozen companies have signed up for the Maine Sunday Telegram Career Fair this week — and some will extend the event online.

MaineJobs.com, a service of The Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, has created a “virtual career fair” this year that will allow companies to continue to look for employees even after the event wraps up at the Portland Elks Club on Wednesday.

Angee Norman, inside advertising manager for The Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, said visitors to MaineToday.com will find a link to the online career fair site. There, companies will have information about their operations, updates on job openings and the kinds of skills they’re seeking in employees. There are also links to the companies’ websites, she said.

“We’re making sure that companies and job seekers are well-connected,” Norman said.

As for the real-world fair, it’s been moved this year to the Elks Club. Norman said the new site has better parking and enough space to accommodate an interview area where employers and potential employees can talk.

She said recruiters from the medical professions, nonprofit organizations, universities and insurance companies are among those who will be looking for workers at the career fair.

Norman said job seekers should come prepared to spend some time, given the number of companies in attendance, to meet with recruiters. She said a resume and professional dress are recommended.

The career fair starts at the Portland Elks Club, 1945 Congress St., at 10 a.m. and will run until 3 p.m. In addition to on-site interviews, panel discussions and resume critiquing will be available.