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Burke County Job Fair

For Immediate Release


Mission Transition Job Fair Set for June 26

  BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (June 17, 2013) – The Fourth Annual Mission Transition Burke County Job Fair will be held Thursday, June 26, from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Conference Center at the Foothills Higher Education Center. Over 70 employers and community organizations will be in attendance to meet candidates for employment.   The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required but jobseekers are encouraged to arrive early as event organizers expect a large turnout.   Joy Boyd, a Burke resident who was commuting to Hickory for work, attended last year’s job fair and was hired as a Customer Service Manager at Wal-Mart. She was quickly promoted and now serves as Training Coordinator. Boyd helps with the hiring process and will be at this year’s Fair seeking candidates for employment.   “I love hiring and training people,” said Boyd. “It’s awesome, I love it! I’ve wanted to do something like this for a long time. It is a great atmosphere and I love that I get to continue to learn.”   Boyd and other Walmart representatives will look for candidates that can work third shift. They will be hiring for various open positions including in the deli.   “The job fair really helped me out. If it can help me then it can help anybody,” said Boyd. “There are a lot of good companies there. I really appreciate the effort that goes into the job fair.” This year’s event is sponsored by The News Herald, a part of BH Media Group; the Burke County Chamber of Commerce; the Western Piedmont Council of Governments; Leviton; McDonald’s; Aaron’s; Olive Hill Community Economic Development Center; Silver Quarter Solutions; Adecco; and Burke Development, Inc. The Fair is also supported by Vocational Rehabilitation; Burke County; Western Piedmont Community College; and the NC Division of Workforce Solutions.   Employers and community resources registered to participate include: Aaron’s (Independence Rentals, LLC), AccuForce, Addeco, Alliance Tractor Trailer Training Center, Applebee’s (Apple Gold Group), Baker Furniture & McGuire , Bayada Home Health Care, BB&T, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., Blue Ridge Health Care, Bojangles, Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., Career Connections, Cargo Transporters, Carolina Rehab Center of Burke, Case Farms, Catawba Valley Medical, Catawba Valley Staffing, CCCS of Catawba Valley, Cognitive Connection, Connect Cable Contractors, Inc., Convergys, CR Laine Furniture, DeVry University, Dollar Tree, Express Employment Professionals, FedEx Ground, Food Lion 1534, Friday Staffing, Geiger International, Good Smaritan Clinic, Great Clips, Home Instead Senior Care, H&R Block, Ice River Springs, James Tool Machine & Engineering, Inc., Kellex Seating, Labor Connections, Legal Aid of NC, Leviton, Lowes Hardware, Manpower, McDonalds, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Molded Fiber Glass, Montreat College, NC Dept. of Commerce Division of Workforce Solutions, NC Dept. of HHS-Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation , NC Highway Patrol, NEPTCO, News Herald, NorthWest Furniture Express, Nussentials, Olive Hill Community Economic Development Corp. Inc., Onin Staffing, Prostaffing, RENEW/WPCC, Richelieu Hosiery USA Inc., Rock Tenn, Rue21, Sarstedt, Inc., Shenandoah Furniture, Siegwerk EIC LLC, Strategic Interventions, Inc., Subway #13782, SunBelt Furniture Xpress, Thompson Construction Group, Inc., Tradesman International, Trans Tech Truck Driving School, Triangle Contractors, Two Hawk Employment Services/Dole, UltraForce Staffing Services, US Navy, Valdese Weavers, Waffle House, Wal-Mart, Western Southern Life Insurance and WPCOG.   The Foothills Higher Education Center is located in Morganton at 2128 South Sterling Street across from Fatz Café. The event will be held rain or shine. For the latest updates on the event and attending employers, visit Facebook and search “Mission Transition Job Fair”.  


  Contact: Hope Hopkins (828) 764-9373

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