Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tri County Job Fair/Career Fair a Success

Fillmore County Economic Development, York County Economic Development, and Seward County Economic Development partnered with York College, Henderson Chamber, York Area Chamber, Seward Area Chamber, the Nebraska Department of Labor and area high schools to create the first ever Tri-County Job Fair and Career Fair on March 25th.

The Job Fair was held from 2:00-7:00 p.m. at the Campbell Center at York College.  Fifty-one businesses set up booths with information about their companies and the jobs that were available. Over 200 people attended the Job Fair.  Those attending could have resumes reviewed by Nebraska Workforce personnel and there was also space to fill out applications on the spot and return it to the businesses. 

Nearly 160 students attend the Career Fair in the morning and heard presentations by Senator Greg Adams and Mark Ketcham, the Hudl Coach Relations Manager.  Next the students participated in panel discussions by business people involved in the six business clusters. Panelist from Fillmore County included Kenton Moore of Horizontal Boring & Tunneling, Karla Jacobson of Walter Real Estate, Mike Haumont of Perennial Public Power and Lisa Hopken of the Fillmore County Hospital.   The students ended their day by visiting with the vendors at the Job Fair.

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