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Dozens show up for job fair at Jenny Wiley State Park

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Dozens of folks went to the Jenny Wiley State Park today looking for jobs.

Folks at the park organized the job fair at the Wilkinson/Stumbo Convention Center. They say it gave people looking for jobs the chance to talk to nearly 20 different businesses.

Organizers say they were worried the snow would hurt the turnout, but they say they were pleased to see nearly 20 businesses set up booths and dozens of hopefuls looking for the right job for them.

They say they were already in need of summer employees and decided to spread to possibilities for those who are looking for jobs.

"We're talking with people to try to hire for the summer, and then this allows some local businesses to hopefully find them some good employees too. With the unemployment and the economy the way it is we're glad to help out," said Park Manager Julian Slone.

A variety of businesses were represented from Jenny Wiley State Park to McDonald's to Lowe's, even the federal prison.

Organizers say by early afternoon they had more than 100 people who had come through.

They say they do not have any more job fairs planned in the near future, but they are still accepting applications for summer employment at Jenny Wiley.

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