Job Seekers Hope For New Career In Cowley County

By: Enrique Ramirez Email
By: Enrique Ramirez Email

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

The first of two job fairs this week was held today in Winfield.

Moody Alford has been working just part-time for more than two years in order to make ends meet. He needs to find a full-time job. Thursday, Alford brought his resume and his hopes to the Winfield job fair.

Moody Alford says, “There’s a lot of jobs that people will be able to walk to and take advantage of the situation.”

Alford is not alone. Dozens of job seekers from Cowley County are here, meeting with fourteen different employers needing to fill more than 300 positions.

Kerri Falletti, Director of Cowley County Economic Development says, “We’ve had a few businesses that have had some expansions. They’ve been kind of holdin’ off a little bit for the last couple of years to see just when things were going to turn around in the economy as a whole.”

Job hunters are also visiting the Workforce Center, learning more about resume building, interview techniques, and finding job leads.

Workforce Professional Terry Gosh says, “We’re are one-stop shop for all of the needs that you have to aid you in your job search, so we can tie that in along with employers who have openings ready, many of whom are ready to take resumes and do interviews on the spot.

If you missed out of Thursday’s job fair in Winfield, it will continue Friday in Arkansas City, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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