Summer job fair to fill many open positions

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Employers with open positions are encouraging you to apply. The Mesa County Workforce Center has added an additional Summer work fair to it’s typical Fall and Spring schedule. The addition is to offset the high urgency for businesses to find new employees.
“We were getting so much demand from employers to do individual hiring events that we said hey we might as well put on another summer fair, the employers are needing people so let’s help them out,” Workforce Employment Services Supervisor, Celina Kirnberger said.

Those that are unemployed or currently working part-time have struggled with connecting to the many businesses hiring.

“I think that being at the workforce job fair gives us an opportunity to meet people directly and put a face to a phone number,” Mesa County Resident, Beverley Brownson said.

COVID-19 has caused many changes to our everyday lives, including looking for employment. Mesa County Workforce held the Summer job fair at half capacity with 25 employer’s instead of it’s typical 50.
“Yes, it has been very difficult both with COVID and everything going on involving COVID, we have been struggling. So hopefully we get some applicants out of this,” Columbine Caregivers employee, Christina Apatanng said.

Many companies are in desperate need to fill their open positions, and attending a job fair can be beneficial to both employers and those looking for their next opportunity.
“I think in todays society everything seems to be screened out and at times you can kind of feel invisible,” Brownson said.

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