More than 40 people landed jobs with Kentucky River Community Care (KRCC) following a job fair at the Kentucky Career Center in Hazard Hazard on Wednesday, May 3.
Go-Hire, in partnership with the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP), hosted the event for KRCC, during which jobseekers from several different counties turned out to apply for numerous positions available within the agency.
“It appears the day will result in more than 40 new hires,” said Go-Hire President Christa White. “For us, it was an extremely successful event.”
Go-Hire is a locally-owned and operated leader in the region’s job seeking and recruiting industry, and partners with a number of local agencies, including KRCC, to find qualified clients to hire. Positions available at the job fair included KRCC director support workers, case managers, and community support workers among others.
EKCEP Industry Liaison Trish Adams noted that EKCEP is always eager to collaborate with industry partners like Go-Hire to connect people with available jobs because it increases the likelihood of successful hires at events such as Wednesday’s job fair.
“At EKCEP we believe that in order to strengthen our workforce, it really takes partnership and collaboration,” said Adams. “We were extremely pleased to be able to work with Go-Hire and play a role in connecting more than 40 people in our region with new jobs.”
White explained that the normal hiring process for a jobseeker coming through Go-Hire sometimes could take a few weeks since multiple steps must be taken at various locations in the process. By teaming up with EKCEP, she added, that process is expedited and can be finished in a matter of hours.
“This will facilitate moving people into the jobs quicker because they do everything in one day at the event,” she added. “It’s a one-stop thing.”
White went on to say that she and her staff were thrilled with the results of the job fair, and anticipated even more future hires coming out of the pool of attendees who submitted their résumés.
“We are truly humbled to be a small part of EKCEP’s efforts to bring employment opportunities to the people of our region,” White said.
If you are an employer in need of one or more employees, please feel free to reach out to EKCEP Industry Liaison Trish Adams 606-435-8485 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.