If you’re looking for a new job or an opportunity to change your career, make plans to attend a career fair on May 2 at Missouri State University-West Plains’ Student Recreation Center, 323 W. Trish Knight St., in West Plains.
Doors open at 2 p.m. for veterans and 2:30 p.m. for the general public. It will run until 6 p.m.
This free event, hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains, the Missouri Job Center and the City of West Plains, will feature information about a variety of educational and career-oriented opportunities, as well as service agencies that can help people reach their career goals.
“Missouri Job Center-West Plains will be on hand to check applicant eligibility for Work Experience and On-the-Job Training (OJT) programs that provide incentives for employers to hire these candidates,” said Teri Ebel, business services coordinator at Missouri Job Center-West Plains.
“Job seekers can stop by our booth to find out if they could be eligible for these cost-saving programs for employers, as well as to get information about free Job Center workshops and services for job seekers,” she added.
“We encourage job seekers who need resumé assistance to visit the Missouri Job Center before the job fair to get our help putting together a great resumé to present to employers at the fair,” she said.
The Missouri Job Center is at 3417 Division Dr. in West Plains.
“This career fair is a great opportunity for job applicants to meet with many regional employers in one day, while employers can enjoy access to large pools of qualified candidates,” said Sheri Mayfield, career coordinator at Missouri State-West Plains.
“Our regional employers are eager to get to know candidates through face-to-face interactions, while also gathering resumés for future positions,” Mayfield added.
Program for Veterans
Steve McCann, veterans representative at the Missouri Job Center, will conduct a Work-Ready Employment Assistance Program (WREAP) for veterans at 2:30 p.m. during the fair. This program will help veterans translate their existing military skills into the civilian workforce.
Those planning to attend the fair are encouraged to dress professionally, bring 10 to 15 copies of their resumés, allow time to talk with company representatives, prepare a brief summary of their skills, and be ready to ask any questions they may have.
For more information, contact Mayfield at 417-255-7784 or SheriMayfield@MissouriState.edu.