Employment and Training hosts regional Jobs Fair

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Chairman Kurt Prenzler (right) meets with employers during the Jobs Plus Job Fair at Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville.

SEPT. 14, 2017


Employment and Training hosts regional Job Fair

COLLINSVILLE — Madison County held its 27th annual Jobs Plus regional job fair Wednesday at Gateway Convention Center.

Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler attended the event, which is hosted by Employment and Training of Madison and St. Clair counties.

“I think it was a great event,” Prenzler said. “There were lots of employers as well as people looking for jobs. It shows there is opportunities in the job market.”

Director of Employment and Training Tony Fuhrmann said 82 companies participated in the event, which was held from 1 to 4 p.m. He said there were 10 more than the previous year.

“We were pleased with the number and diversity of employers who were there looking to hire individuals,” Fuhrmann said.

Some of the employers on hand were companies specializing in marine maintenance, temporary employment agencies, hospital and nursing care facilities, bus drivers, banking and the military.