Thousands of people packed the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center looking for jobs, as well as education and training opportunities. Nearly 300 companies were represented in the employment event sponsored by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. People were able to drop off resumes and even interview on-site. The vendors ranged from small, local businesses, to big corporations.
“Unbelievable. Thousands of people so far coming through. Everyone of the vendors are excited. They’re all getting good applications. They’re hoping to hire at least 15-hundred people today, off of today’s activity,” said Sen. Joe Manchin, (D) West Virginia.
Among those looking for new opportunities, was Hunter Gillispie and his girlfriend Allison Williams from Alum Creek.
“I’m just hoping really to find a good place to work. Something I can work for, for the rest of my life and retire from,” Hunter Gillispie, a West Virginia job seeker.
“I’m trying to find a better job or career for myself.” Q: What are your prospects? “I like education,” said Allison Williams, a West Virginia job seeker.
Every conceivable type of job was up from grabs. From health care, to hospitality, to high tech. N3 is trying to hire 150 more people in West Virginia
“It’s been going fantastic. We have a lot of tremeandous energy, great candidates showing up and we’re still trying to hire as much as we can,” said Ken Boggs, Vice-President of N3.
Organized labor is excited about many new job prospects.
“Well we have a number of our unions here, who are always looking for applicants to enter our apprenticeship programs. Because when it comes to developing highly-skilled, drug-free workers, the unions are the best,” said Josh Sword, President, West Virginia AFL-CIO.
“The Job fair may have ended at 3pm, but the employment process continues. If you want more information about available jobs, just go to the website of your local Nexstar Media TV stations,” said Mark Curtis, 13 News Chief Political Reporter.
Those websites are: https://wowktv.com,