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Centralia Officials Say Job Fair So Far Has Result In 65 Getting Jobs

July 23, 2017

Centralia City officials say 65 people have been hired as a result of the city of Job Fair last month. That’s a 30-percent hiring rate for the 222 who attended the job fair. Mayor Tom Ashby expects the number of individuals hired will be over 100 by the end of the month.

The Mayor says the job fair was another step in the city’s efforts to put residents to work and bring businesses into town. It was put together by Economic Development Director Kala Lambert with assistance from Community Development Director Gayla Harting, other city staff, with technical assistance from Greg Sutton and his staff from Tec Services, Inc. that helped residents prepare resumes and fill out applications.

Tec Services was also able to create a city-wide job board that will enable residents to log on to one website and find job listings from multiple employers. The Centralia.works job board continues to be updated with open jobs from employers in Centralia as well as resumes submitted by job seekers.

Employers and job seekers can update their information by visiting the website at www.centralia.works. There are currently over 300 job postings on the website covering a wide range of employment opportunities in many different fields.

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