Job fair aims to fill a variety of needs

Representatives from 24 area businesses and industries will have a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Recreation Community Building in Riverside Park.

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April 11, 2022 - 3:51 PM

With job opportunities aplenty, now is a good time to consider switching careers.

Representatives from 24 area businesses and industries are hosting a job fair Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Recreation Community Building in Riverside Park.

A wide variety of positions are available, from health care to general laborers, maintenance to sales, said Robin Schallie, director of the Iola Chamber of Commerce, a sponsor of the job fair.

“From hourly to salary, full-time to part-time, we’ve got you covered,” Schallie said of the offerings.

Also on site will be professionals from KansasWorks and a writing instructor from Allen Community College to help people fine tune their resumes and help with the interview process when applying for a job.

CDL of Pittsburg is on the lookout for plumbers and electricians and those who can install heating and cooling systems as well as solar energy systems.

In the healthcare field, Registered Nurses are in high demand as well as LPNs and licensed caregivers. 

Those signed up for Wednesday’s event include the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, St. Luke’s Health System, Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Department, Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center, and Diversicare of Chanute.

Those in food service are looking for help. Representatives from the new Sharkey’s restaurant will be at the job fair.

Local industries are looking for help of all skill levels. Representatives for Russell Stover Candies, Peerless Windows, Gates Manufacturing, KwiKom, and Bridgewood Cabinetry will be on hand to meet with prospective employees. 

Wilhoit Properties is in need of property managers as well as those in maintenance.

Cleaver Farm & Home of Chanute, PrairieLand Partners and Sharla Miller with Farm Bureau are all looking for extra help.

For those who love working with children, jobs are available at Childcare Aware Head Start. And for those who love working with the elderly, Community Care Connections needs your skills.

WHATEVER your talents, there’s a job waiting for you.

For more information contact Schallie at 620-365-5252.

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