2022 Job Fair on August 23 at Julian Carroll Convention Center Seeks to Connect Employers and Job Seekers

Date of Release: 
August 08, 2022

Date of release:  August 8, 2022

The West Kentucky Workforce Board has joined forces with a group of local partners to sponsor a job fair on Tuesday, August 23, at the Julian Carroll Convention Center, located at 415 Park Street in Paducah. The West Kentucky Regional Job Fair will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Employers can visit West Kentucky Workforce to register or call the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce at 270-443-1746.

Job fairs allow everyone the opportunity to learn about the companies who are hiring, to meet their human resources team, and to ask questions. 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.

Need a resume or extra resume copies? Need to apply for a position online? The Kentucky Career Center will be on hand to help job seekers create a resume or apply for positions online. Additionally, the West Kentucky Reentry Council and its partners will be available to assist anyone with their expungement needs including receiving a free copy of their record or meeting with an attorney.

“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.”  

McCracken County Judge Executive Craig Clymer said, “It’s a great one-stop shop to bring good employers and good employees together.”

Mayor George Bray said, “The City of Paducah is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming job fair. Last year’s job fair was a resounding success, and we are looking forward to building upon that success on August 23rd. At few times in the history of our country has there been more need than now for employers and new hires to find each other. I strongly encourage those looking to advance their careers to attend to meet potential employers, explore the wide-ranging career opportunities in this area, and connect with various resources that could be helpful in finding an employer that is the right fit.”

Funds for this event are provided by the Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet, Department of Workforce Development and the US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, City of Paducah, Four Rivers Society of Human Resource Managers, Greater Paducah Economic Development Corporation, Kentucky Career Center, McCracken County Fiscal Court, and Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. Additional support is being provided by the West Kentucky Reentry Council and their partners: Commonwealth Court of Justice, Kentucky Department of Corrections, and Kentucky Legal Aid.