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Southern Care, NCC to host first job fair

November 8, 2013


West Point residents eager for employment opportunities can expect just that at the SouthernCare and Northside Christian Church’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.
“West Point has a well-established hard-working labor force,” said Richmond. “There’s no question about that. What’s happened to us over the years is our industrial employers, largely, have either had economic issues or moved on. That’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.”
In the current state of affairs with America’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.
“We want to bless somebody with a job,” said Petty.

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