Job fair draws hundreds of job seekers, employers

Published: Jan. 17, 2018 at 4:28 PM MST
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The Department of Labor in Twin Falls drew a crowd with its job fair Wednesday.

Officials noticed a big need from employers looking for workers which led them to arrange an event like this.

Regional Manager Megan Beyer said more than 160 people came through the fair within the first 45 minutes.

"This isn't just unemployed individuals, you know. These are people looking to advance in their careers and we've got individuals that might just be part-time looking for full-time. We've had some moms out there looking to get back into the workforce," Beyer explained.

At least 45 hiring businesses throughout Southern Idaho participated in the event

"We had five (businesses) call in yesterday and say 'We heard about it. Can we join?' We said absolutely! We'll make the room so most of them who have wanted to have been able to get on this event even though we've closed off the date last week. We've been trying to find room for the employers to come," she said.

She said that some people were hired on the spot.

They plan to hold events like this on a quarterly basis with the next ones coming up in March and June.