More than 300 jobseekers and nearly 40 employers turned out for the Mega Job Fair in Knott County on Thursday, Oct. 12.
The Big Sandy Area Community Action Program and the LKLP Community Action Council, along with the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP), Kentucky Power, and the Kentucky Career Center JobSight, hosted the event at the Knott County Sportsplex in Leburn, Ky.
“We’re extremely pleased with the turnout today,” EKCEP Industry Liaison Trish Adams said at the event. “The more visible we can make opportunities like this, the more we can work to improve our local economy and the lives of the people in our region.”
Adams added that this is the third Mega Job fair that has been held in the region since 2015.
Attendees were able to meet face-to-face with employer representatives from companies in a variety of industries, including healthcare, coal mining, trucking, and many others.
EKCEP, a nonprofit workforce development agency headquartered in Hazard, Ky., serves the citizens of 23 Appalachian coalfield counties. The agency provides an array of workforce development services, administers the Hiring Our Miners Everyday (H.O.M.E.) program for dislocated coal miners and their spouses, and is the White House-designated lead organization for the federal TechHire designation for Eastern Kentucky. Learn more about us at http://www.ekcep.org, http://www.jobsight.org and http://www.facebook.com/ekcep.