The Phil Gainer Community Center played host to the Randolph County Job Fair. There are more than 40 employers from across the region and 450 potential jobs available to community members.
The Randolph County Development Authority, Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce and Elkins Main Street hosted the event in hopes of keeping West Virginia workers employed locally.
Job fairs like this give community members a unique opportunity to see what potential jobs are available in their area, fill out applications, and make a great first impression.
One job seeker looking for a new career says the area has a lot to offer him and others.
“I think it’s just a lot of people want to be in this area. We have natural resources; we’ve got just a spectacular scenery. A little bit of everything nearby,” said Anthony Howes, job seeker.
Employers handed out information, spoke with participants on how to apply and submit information and talked about the potential for growth.
Representatives from the Atlantic Coast Pipeline said they are eager to work with West Virginians.
“In the next couple of months, we are going to be looking for people to work on the pipeline. The goal is to hire at least 50 percent of West Virginia workers,” said ACP Community Liaison Denise Campbell. “West Virginia people are hard workers. They are very committed and determined.”
“It’s just perfect, in my view. This is the kind of town I want to live in,” said Howes.