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Regional Job Fair in Randolph County Brings Future Employees and Employers Together

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Employers are always looking for workers to fill their company's needs, and it's the same for employees looking for what best suits them in a career.

More than 500 people were expected to attend the second regional job fair put on by the Randolph County Development Authority, Elkins Chamber of Commerce, and hosted at Davis and Elkins College on Friday.

More than 60 employers set up displays trying to recruit prospects to listen at what they would offer.

"It's just an opportunity for the unemployed to look for a job, it's an opportunity for those looking for a career change those who've been out of the workforce to raise a child or something of that nature to re-enter the workforce," said Robbie Morris, executive director Randolph County Development Authority.

For most job seekers, trying to find work can be difficult at times, but when employers are looking to offer work for you, then there's many possibilities.

"I hear a lot of the time employers say there's not enough employees and employees say there's not enough jobs so we're trying to merry those two today," Morris said.

Future employees said it's nice to have all the companies all in one place, so they can get an idea of the many careers available to them.

"Have it all together, because it's hard to know who's looking anymore. You just walk through here, and get job applications so people who are looking, and they tell what positions and stuff like that," said Brandy Lanning, of Elkins.

As employees are matched up with employers. Economic development officials said jobs that may be popular right now, might not be around forever so it's good to look at what's adaptable for the region.

"It's not just one thing specific, it's not in oil and gas, which is another big area, it's not just hardwoods. It's really all spectrums, it requires all skill levels, all education levels are looking for employees," Morris said.

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