With the government shutting down and work often harder to come by, people are definitely out searching for jobs so they can provide for their families.
Each year MUW hosts an annual Golden Triangle Employment Expo for students and the community to have an opportunity to meet with several potential employers in one location. On Oct. 2, Pohl Gymnasium was flooded with more than 50 employers, ranging from manufacturing to professional.
Sebastian Riley, market program director from Urban Radio Broadcasting, was glad to be asked to join and be a part of this special event.
“This job fair helps us increase jobs and interns at our station,” said Riley. “It gives us a chance to meet new faces and explain what radio is all about.”
This expo allows those who are seeking employment to go around and visit vendors to see if it’s an area that they are interested in. Most vendors weren’t asking for much — just a resume and a friendly face, which isn’t hard at all.
“Even though I already have a job, I thought this job fair would help me find something better,” said Ashley Brown.
It can be hard finding a job because some employers are looking for experienced workers.
“I have being looking for a job for eight months, and I thought this job fair would help,” said Kimberly Hamilton. “Every vendor I go to is looking for experienced workers, but I’m not giving up. I’m going to continue searching.”
Hamilton, who served in the military for more than 10 years, said she hoped this would be a good opportunity for her.
The United Way Community Volunteer Center was also there, providing opportunities to be a volunteer for different places. Sometimes volunteer positions can lead to jobs with an organization.
Linda Zalesky started off volunteering at the Humane Society. She said she did it every day without pay, but her hard work and dedication paid off. She was soon offered a job at the American Cancer Society and has been working there for 10 years.
“I didn’t care if I got paid because I was doing it from my heart. No matter what I did, I did it with a smile,” said Zalesky.