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50 employers set to attend Daily Herald job fair

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Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 10:18 pm

About 50 companies and organizations seeking employees will attend the Killeen Daily Herald Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The job fair will be at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. WS Young Drive.

“Several police departments will be attending and many local employers,” said Tamika Galmore, Killeen Daily Herald classifieds and advertising director.

More local employers

The newspaper recruited more local employers for the semiannual job fair at the request of job seekers who attended last year’s fair.

“We took a poll from job seekers last time, and they said they wanted more local, and that is what we got,” Galmore said.

This fair is a chance for job seekers to get face time with any of the companies present, Galmore said.

Most people should expect to get a job or at least an employment lead.

Job fairs are great opportunities for would-be employees to get their names, faces and resumes in front of people who are offering positions, said Wendy Ann Damon, Workforce Solutions of Central Texas career center supervisor.

Bring resumes

Job seekers should bring resumes and “dress to impress,” Galmore said.

“People should bring many copies of resumes, and they can bring multiple types of resumes if they are looking for different types of work,” Damon said.

Resumes should always reflect the job applied for.

“When you are going to a job fair, you need to research what employers are going to be there,” Damon said.

“Go early and target the ones you are truly interested in. You want to be one of the first ones they see.”

Past job fairs helped people get jobs in many industries, including the police, medical and contracting fields, Galmore said.

“We have people who get hired with the city of Killeen Police Department, and we have had some success with contractors hiring people,” she said.

Colleges and trade schools also will be present at the job fair.

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