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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 4:30 am

Local job seekers put their best foot forward Tuesday at the Killeen Daily Herald’s annual job fair.

Just more than 700 local job seekers attended this year’s job fair at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

“We felt the event was very successful,” said Tamika Galmore, the Herald’s director of advertising.

This year’s fair featured more than 50 employers, Galmore said.

Those included well-known local businesses such as First National Bank, Metroplex Health Systems, Central Texas College and the Killeen Independent School District.

Other employers came from farther away. Those included representatives from the Texas Department of Public Safety, CCA Bartlett and the Irving Police Department.

“We had several local, statewide and even nationwide businesses attend this year,” Galmore said. “We try to go out and find new companies to bring to the job fair each year.”

Galmore said many of the hundreds who attended this year’s job fair not only brought their resumes to give to potential employers, but also came professionally dressed and prepared to speak face

to face with representatives from the various businesses.

“Many of the businesses were conducting on-site interviews,” Galmore said.

The chance to meet face to face wasn’t just a benefit to those looking for jobs, but for the event’s vendors as well.

“It gives us a chance to speak with them one on one, and really get to know them a little better,” said Sharon Phillips, a representative from ATBS Truck Driving School.

Another one of the job fair’s vendors, Mac McSwain, an admissions officer for the Oklahoma-based Tulsa Welding School, agreed. “It’s good exposure,” said McSwain, a first-time vendor. “It gives us a chance to reach people that may not know who we are.”

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