STEVE JOEL KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT TRI-COUNTY JOB FAIR/CAREER DAY
Steve Joel. Superintendent of Lincoln Public Schools, got the attention of 150 students from Fillmore, Seward, and York counties as he talked about his journey from New York City to Crete, NE and his change from "getting by" to "working hard" and reaching his goals." Joel was the keynote speaker for the 2nd annual Tri-County Job Fair & Career Day.
Students who participated in the 2nd annual Tri-County Job Fair/Career Day also had the opportunity to listen to panelists talk about their jobs and the opportunities in the area before they spent an hour at the job fair talking to businesses and for some applying for a summer job.
Over 55 businesses had booths set up at the Job Fair which opened officially at 2:30. There were a variety of jobs that businesses were offering. Businesses participating from Fillmore County were Flint Hills Resources, Heritage Crossings, Horizontal Boring & Tunneling, Metal Tech Partners, YRTC, Plains Equipment, and Farmers Cooperative.
The Tri-County Job Fair/Career Day came about because as economic developers did business retention and expansion visits businesses were saying it was a challenge finding skilled workers.
Although traffic could have been more brisk there were some good contacts made between job seekers and businesses.