Job Fair designed to match employers, applicants

From staff reports

At least 30 area employers will take part in the Spring Job Fair sponsored by The Marietta Times and Parkersburg News & Sentinel, to be held Friday at the Grand Pointe Conference Center in Vienna.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 1500 Grand Central Ave., near Lowe’s.

“We wanted to help employers find candidates, especially for those hard-to-fill positions, and help job seekers find jobs,” said organizer Mary Jo Miller. “People should bring an updated resume, if they have one. There will be companies accepting resumes, providing applications and doing on-the-spot interviews.”

Applicants will have the chance to talk to a wide range of employers, submit resumes and network with others in attendance. There is no admission fee and plenty of parking at the venue, said Miller.

Eleven companies new to the job fair are among those participating.

That includes Marietta’s WASCO Inc.

“I’m hoping it will give me more variety in perspective employees,” said Lorri Smith, who works in human resources for WASCO. “As it is I think like everywhere we have a hard time finding applicants.”

Smith said WASCO is looking to fill two or three positions currently.

Companies at the fair will be hiring for a variety of positions, including CDL drivers, dispatchers, administrative assistants, caregivers, registered nurses, welders, sales positions, engineers, body shop technicians and more.

Companies and organizations that will be participating include:

¯DHL Supply Chain

¯ ResCare Residential Services

¯ Resource Employment Solutions

¯ Pilot Flying J

¯ HAVAR, Inc. (new)

¯ Heartland of Marietta

¯ Classic Carriers (new)

¯ Universal Pressure Pumping

¯ Yenkin Majestic Paint Company

¯ Official Call (new)

¯ Marietta, Southside and Vienna Lowe’s

¯ Yellow Taxi

¯ Eagle Pointe

¯ Magnum Magnetics

¯ Wood County Senior Citizens Association (new)

¯ Successervices (new)

¯ Wexford Health (new)

¯ WASCO, Inc. (new)

¯ RHDD (new)

¯ B & L Agency (new)

¯ Westbrook Services

¯ Phoenix Associates (new)

¯ DSV Solutions (new)

¯ HealthSouth

¯ St. Marys Correctional Center

¯ WV RJA

¯ WV Division of Juvenile Justice

¯ WV Department of Corrections

¯ Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

¯ Quanex Building Products

If you go

¯ What: Spring Job Fair.

¯ When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

¯ Where: Grand Pointe Conference Center, Vienna, W.Va.

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