Paducah Job Fair

Job Fair Seeks to Connect Employers and Job Seekers

Employers across the area are experiencing historic worker shortages. Many companies recruiting talent are having difficulty connecting with job seekers. To help employers showcase available opportunities and to make it easy to connect job seekers with area employers, the West Kentucky Workforce Board has joined forces with a group of partners to sponsor a job fair on Wednesday, August 4, at the Julian Carroll Convention Center, located at 415 Park Street in Paducah. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.
Employers from across the area are registering to participate. Job seekers can explore full-time or part-time jobs from multiple industry sectors, from positions requiring no high school diploma or GED to positions requiring advanced college degrees. Job seekers can find their first job or post-retirement work. They can also connect with companies who offer Second Chance Employment – meaning that they accept applications and hire individuals with felony convictions or individuals recovering from substance abuse.
Despite the worker shortage, job seekers struggle to connecting with employers. Hosting a job fair allows everyone the opportunity to learn about the companies who are hiring, to meet their human resources team, and to ask questions. In addition, WPSD Local 6 and The Paducah Sun are launching a job board to link employers and to potential employees. It’s an excellent way for employers to reach a hyper-local audience through a local job listing. Go to www.wpsdlocal6.com/jobs to learn more.
“We’ve convened an exceptional group of partners to offer this event,” said Sheila Clark, Executive Director for the Workforce Board. “Each partner is bringing a unique set of skills to help us focus on the needs of employers and educate job seekers about how to use a job fair to find employment.”
Joining the Workforce Board to sponsor the event are the City of Paducah, Four Rivers Society of Human Resource Managers, Greater Paducah Economic Development, Kentucky Career Center, Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, The Paducah Sun and WPSD Local 6.
Mayor George Bray said, “The City of Paducah is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming job fair which will connect talented workers with employers looking to hire. This is critical in strengthening our local economy as we emerge from the pandemic. I am grateful to our community partners who worked together to organize this event and for the employers who will be attending to share their job opportunities. I encourage those looking for a job or a career advancement to attend.”
Employers interested in registering for the event should contact Paducah City Hall at 270-444-8800 or visit www.wpsdlocal6.com for a link to the registration site. A roster of companies and their positions will be made available leading up to the event.
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