Job fair focus on advanced workers

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The Craig Daily Press and KRAI job fair this weekend offers opportunities geared towards college students and adults, said Vicki Gutierrez, an event coordinator.

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The fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Centen-nial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way, and, at noon, a speaker from Colorado Mountain College will talk about workforce req-uirements.

"Clients call all the time and talk about having a hard time getting employees," Gutierrez said about why the job fair was created.

City Market, Flint Personnel Services, The Memorial Hos-pital, Craig Electric Motor and Machine, Safeway, Colorado Department of Transportation, King Concrete and KRAI are some companies that will have booths.

The Colorado Workforce Center will handle the application process.

Gutierrez said the job fair is geared toward a more mature audience. She said college students coming home for the summer or adults with skills looking to reenter the workforce are the target audience.

She said the rise of high-paying natural resource jobs makes it hard for local employers to find qualified workers.

This job fair is meant to help.

"Anytime unemployment drops below 4 percent, you have a employee's market," Gutierrez said.

John Henry can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 209, or jhenry@craigdailypress.com.

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