Job fair held in Henderson with 18 employers looking to hire

Job fair held in Henderson with 18 employers looking to hire

HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - For those on the hunt for a job, several Henderson organizations teamed up for a job fair on Wednesday.

Officials say 18 employers were in attendance for the event at Henderson Community College’s Preston Arts Center.

Some of the companies include A&K Constructions, Century Aluminum Sebree, Deaconess, Henderson County Detention Center and Tyson Foods.

Normally this job fair is first-come, first-serve. However, this year it’s by appointment only.

Despite the appointment-only method, Whitney Risley with Henderson Economic Development says there’s still been a good turnout.

“As of yesterday, we had over 150 appointment times taken,” Risley said.

Staff says that number jumped to 180 appointments by Wednesday morning.

Employers said they were surprised by the crowd.

“It was far greater turnout than I originally anticipated,” Gibbs Diecasting employer David Lambert said. “We’ve talked to nine candidates so far and we’re about halfway through the day, and honestly that’s more than I anticipated for the entire day, so it’s been a really good turnout.”

Lambert said booking the appointment is an extra step a candidate has to take this year, attracting more motivated people.

For people who missed the fair, click here to see a list of the companies hiring.

Overall, employers said this year’s system helped with efficiency.

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