ELKINS, W.Va. – WVDOC was in Elkins Tuesday looking for people interested in a job as a corrections officer.
Officers with the division have been travelling across the state trying to fill hundreds of open positions in the system.
Division staff said the job is about a lot more than being a guard.
“A lot of these people are in here for reasons that are bad circumstances and are situations they can’t really control or help themselves get out of bad situations,” said DMAPS representative Kyle Vrabel. “And that’s what we want to do here, is to help people rehabilitate and get back to society.”
The division will hold two more fairs at Workforce West Virginia locations. The first is on Tuesday, October 29 at 153 West Main Street, Clarksburg, and the second on Thursday, November 7th at 8:30 Northside Drive in Summersville.