West Kentucky Regional Job Fair comes to Paducah

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – The West Kentucky Regional Job Fair was held at the Paducah McCracken County Convention and Expo Center Tuesday.

The fair housed a record breaking 106 employers, all looking to hire new employees.

“Talked to several of our team members that are here, and good turnout so far,” said Paducah City Manager Daron Jordan.

Employers included the city of Paducah, community banks, schools and non-profit organizations.

New to the job fair, were the addition of a few construction-related opportunities.

“We’re here to help job seekers meet employers, and employers to meet job seekers,” said Mary Anne Medlock, business services liaison for the West Kentucky Work Force Group.

Covid-19 made it difficult for many job seekers trying to find employment and vice versa.

Many companies had to go online, leaving potential employees to navigate the challenges of technology.

“Job fairs like this eliminates the computer completely and it allows them to meet one another, talk to one another, and learn about how they can each be productive for each other,” said Mary Anne Medlock, business services liaison for the West Kentucky Work Force Group.

The job fair comes amid months of falling unemployment numbers in Kentucky, with the governor stating at one point that the unemployment rate was at a historic low in the commonwealth.

Job fairs like this one help to match employers and job seekers so that the number can continue to fall.

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