Athens Review, Athens, Texas

November 12, 2012

More than 100 show up at Library at Cedar Creek Lake job fair

Kathi Nailling
The Athens Review

Athens — Over 100 prospective employees showed up at the job fair at the Library at Cedar Creek Lake. The fair was part of the Workforce Solutions of East Texas efforts to help local residents find employment.

Employers were on-hand to take applications, and answer questions about job opportunities. Some of the businesses present were Advanced Temporaries, Avon Products, Cedarview House, Check-n-Go, Christian Life Residential Services, Home Instead Senior Care, Lakeway Chiropractic, MUD Technology, TDCJ, TVCC, Volt Workforce Solution, West Place Nursing Home and Walmart Distribution.

Dewayne Weddell, a recruiter for Volt Workforce Solution, was at the event to take applications for job opportunities at Solar Turbine in Mabank and Desoto.

Volt Workforce Solution does most of the hiring for Solar Turbine. Weddell said, “The turn out has been good. We've talked to a number of prospective employees.”

Rick Smith, Business Service Manager for Workforce Solutions East Texas, said they try to have job fairs quarterly.  The next fair will be Nov. 15 in Longview and Tyler.

The event in Longview is being touted as Hiring Red, White and Blue. The job fair is designed to connect Texas veterans with Texas employers who can benefit from veterans’ experience and discipline.  The fair will be at 2430 S. High St. in Longview, and 4100 Troup Highway in Tyler.

The Workforce's Mobile Unit will be available on Nov. 19 in Seven Points at the Library at Cedar Creek Lake.  The mobile unit can provide satellite Internet connection, WorkInTexas.Com and other job banks, resume building, labor market information and access to unemployment benefits.