City of Williamson upcoming career fair

WILLIAMSON – The administration for the City of Williamson has organized a career fair at the Williamson Fieldhouse Thursday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This event will provide information to all who are unemployed or underemployed . Employers with jobs available now or in the future at any location are requested to attend. Williamson businesses, Williamson Service providers and State Agencies are needed to render employment related services and information to the unemployed including: career options, lateral reemployment advice, counseling, training, information about where and how jobs are advertised,and where websites are located to perform internet job searches.

State government employees are requested to call and get a booth space to answer questions about unemployment, health insurance qualifications, and information provided by representatives of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the Workforce West Virginia. Benefit information geared especially to unemployed coal miners needs also to be provided as available from each agency.

Evan Jenkins office has agreed to attend. All other national and local representatives are requested to attend and provide assistance.

Booth space will be available for persons participating as a counselor or representative of a department or displaying their job related materials and talking with individuals. All normally, for profit businesses must have a city business license for Booth space and reservations can be made by contacting the Williamson Fieldhouse Manager, Brandon Ball about where you will be located within the Fieldhouse, how much space you will need and area of expertise. Call 304-235-3690

The career fair is open to residents of Williamson and anyone unemployed in our region.This includes people from Mingo, Martin, and Pike County who would like to attend and receive information from the available participants and free job counseling from local lawyers, accountants, financial managers and business managers from our region.

In addition to what you normally expect at a job fair, counselors, pastors, and others in the city who have information, or assistance that they can provide to the unemployed may register for a booth.

Every business, professional, and educational institution within the city of Williamson and all W.Va. and Ky. state agencies are eligible to register for a booth and help us assist the unemployed in our area for free.

“I am requesting that the counselors and personnel at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, be present as schedules permit during those hours for career and educational counseling as well and that they evaluate each individual who comes in for counseling for the West Virginia Board of Regents two-year and four year degree program certification that is available. I am requesting that all state agencies that can be of assistance especially the Workforce WV Office and DHHR be present. Health insurance, and food stamp advisers from DHHR can be helpful. Health and wellness services can be offered. Hospitals and medical personnel located in the city that are interested in providing any type of free medical services can attend. Medical and healthcare employment opportunities can be advertised,” Williamson Mayor, Robert Carlton said.

“It is time for help. It is time we pray. It is time to put our concerns into action by being present and helping others with the special talents and information that we all have for those who are in transition. Help us let them know that we care and that in times of need we are here,” Carlton continued.

Call now to volunteer and register indicating your field of expertise and how many hours your booth will be open. Bring your handouts, posters, and signs for use as space permits in your booth area. Call 304-235-3690.

Everyone needs to be there ready to go at 10:00. Set up is at 9;00 a.m. .

Three minute presentations from the stage by providers can be requested.

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