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BY JUSTIN MINYARD
West Point residents eager for employment opportunities can expect just that at the SouthernCare and Northside Christian Churchâ€™s first annual job fair set for Nov. 15.
From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Community Counseling Services Gym (former Mary Holmes College Gym) employment-driven individuals will have the opportunity to meet with numerous employers and engage in on-the-spot interviews.
Northside Christian Church Pastor Orlando Richmond had a few things to say about the current status of employment in West Point.
â€śWest Point has a well-established hard-working labor force,â€ť said Richmond. â€śThereâ€™s no question about that. Whatâ€™s happened to us over the years is our industrial employers, largely, have either had economic issues or moved on. Thatâ€™s a well known story. (But the workforce) is still here. These are folks who are tried and true; and ready and willing to work.â€ť
In the current state of affairs with Americaâ€™s economic standing, employment has been a gripe for a large portion of the unemployed or underemployed. But the student demographic is just as important, said SouthernCare Volunteer Service Coordinator Bettye Petty.
â€śWe want to bless somebody with a job,â€ť said Petty.
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