Region 8 company offering job fair

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The staff at Express Employment Professionals in Jonesboro are working to bring potential employers and employees together. Tuesday evening they're offering a job fair to Region 8 residents after normal working hours.

Owner Scott Holden says they want to give everyone the opportunity to come out. "Our intent is to have it to where people who have traditional eight to five jobs and could not normally get into our office to complete our interview and screening process, that they might spend some time with us this evening."

Holden says this fair is not only for the unemployed. "Certainly if there are people out there who are looking at changing careers, looking at moving from their current company, this would give them the opportunity to come in a confidential manner."

Holden says they hope to make their services convenient for everyone. "We felt like with the economy growing in Northeast Arkansas like it is and with our clients needing good, quality skilled candidates, we felt like it was time to extend an afterhours job fair."

Holden says employment opportunities are looking up. "In Northeast Arkansas things are rebounding and their rebounding quickly. So, we hope whether you're a client that might want to partner with Express for your next recruiting need or whether you're a candidate out there that might be looking to change jobs or looking to take on a second job or to re enter the work force if you've been out for any period of time, I would encourage you to come and see us because we're here to help."

The job fair will take place Tuesday evening at Express Employment Professionals on Nettleton in Jonesboro from 5p-8p. This fair will take place again same time and location on the 26th.

For more information about this event or to apply online, log onto their website.

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