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Ohio Means Jobs organizing job fair

| September 9, 2016

COSHOCTON – Nearly 50 employers who are looking to hire have registered to attend the upcoming job fair hosted by Ohio Means Jobs Coshocton County.

“We have 46 employers confirmed and they are all hiring,” said Sherri Gibson, business coordinator at the local Ohio Means Jobs Office. “When they registered they had to make a commitment that they are hiring.”

The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Lake Park Pavilion and Gibson said job seekers should come interview ready.

“Have your resumes in hand and be ready to meet with employers who are doing the hiring,” she said.

Gibson said the employers cover a wide range of fields and they are particularly thrilled to have AEP, AK Steel, Coshocton Memorial Hospital, and ODOT District 5 and 11 participating.

“ODOT might bring a unique demographic to the job fair and we are excited about that and Jacobs Vanaman who was the first employer to reserve a table,” she said. “This community is unbelievable. The fact that all these employers are willing to take four hours out of their work day to partner with us and gather with us for this event makes me beyond grateful.”

Also featured at the job fair will be information on services offered by Ohio Means Jobs, the ABLE program, which helps adults earn their GED, and a special area for veterans.

“The Columbus VA Mobile Health Unit will be here, the Coshocton County Veterans Service Office will be here and so will the Stark County Veteran Center so there will be two mobile units there in the parking area next to the pavilion,” Gibson said.

More than 400 job seekers attended last year’s job fair and Gibson said they hope to keep hosting the event every September.

“This is an incredible opportunity for job seekers to meet with employers directly,” Gibson said. “It’s not very often that you have 46 employers gathered together that are all hiring.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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