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Southeastern Illinois College fair brings together workers, employers

  • Numerous booths had information for potential workers at SIC's job fair on Wednesday.

    Numerous booths had information for potential workers at SIC's job fair on Wednesday.
    Travis DeNeal/Harrisburg Register

  • Woodmen Life representatives Jim Shull, left, and Melinda Dovell were among several of the 35 employers looking for potential employees.

    Woodmen Life representatives Jim Shull, left, and Melinda Dovell were among several of the 35 employers looking for potential employees.
    Travis DeNeal/Harrisburg Register

 
By Travis DeNeal tdeneal@dailyregister.com
updated: 4/27/2018 1:25 PM

HARRISBURG -- Opportunity is what a job fair is about, and area residents had the opportunity to meet many prospective employers from across the region at Southeastern Illinois College's job fair on Wednesday.

At least 45 employers from southern Illinois, western Kentucky and southern Indiana had informational booths in place.

Organizers said it illustrates that while some people believe jobs in the region are few and far between, there actually are a number of jobs available. Those jobs range from entry-level positions to those who require people with marketable skills.

In addition, some potential employers have training programs available so that once hired, a new employee can continue to improve his or her skill set and potentially be promoted.

"This is a great place for those who are looking for employment, or more information on employers, to start," said Lori Cox, associate dean of workforce and community education at SIC.

"Not often does a person get to speak with this number of employers all in one place. This is also a great place for employers to meet many potential candidates for employment."