Job fair appreciated

To the Editor:

Thank you to the Fairmont Workforce Center, Fairmont Area Chamber and surrounding area chambers for hosting the Area Job Fair on Tuesday. It was a great opportunity to meet potential candidates for employment.

For us, experiencing a shortage of qualified candidates, it served as an opportunity to explain what we do and what we are looking for. Our paraprofessional positions require a high school degree or equivalent, and many people we met on Tuesday were unaware of that and were excited to learn about the employment opportunities we had.

We had a productive afternoon and look forward to using the resources at the Workforce Center and to meeting with many of the potential candidates we met Tuesday. Thank you again for your investment in local businesses and the local workforce.

Sarah Mittelstadt,

director of Special Services

Southern Plains Education Cooperative

Fairmont