MIDDLEPORT — Approximately 300 job hopefuls attended a job fair at Middleport Church of Christ Family Life Center recently.
The attendees learned about jobs from 33 employers in fields that include health care, education, military, emergency medical services, retail, temporary employment service, corrections, and industrial. These employers represented several counties in Ohio and West Virginia. Interview rooms were made available for employers to meet with qualified job applicants one-on-one. Among the job seekers attending were students from Southern and Eastern high schools.
The free job fair was sponsored by Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services’ One-Stop Jobs Center. The One-Stop Jobs Center’s partners from Ohio Department of Job and Family Services also participated in the event and assisted in developing and critiquing resumes of job seekers.
Preliminary results show that employers at the job fair were actively hiring. Employers were looking to fill approximately 300 positions. Multiple applicants were either interviewed on the spot or were scheduled for interviews at later dates. Employers stated that they appreciated the qualified applicants that were present at the job fair and were prepared with resumes to hand out.
“A lot of time and dedication was put into the development of this successful job fair,” says Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services’ Director Chris Shank. “Because of all the positive feedback from the community, job seekers, and employers, we hope to continue this as an annual event.”