Unemployment struggles continue for many Kentuckians; job fair held in Somerset

Published: Jul. 20, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT
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SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) - Many people are still trying to get unemployment benefits across Kentucky and in-person appointments have been pushed back to September.

In Somerset, a job fair was held Monday afternoon that aimed to provide some people work, and some relief.

The fair was put on by Resource MFG. It was a drive-through fair and people will be told to stay in their cars while recruiters help them through the process.

According to a Facebook post, the company has multiple shifts and positions available but will fill up quickly.

This comes as in-person unemployment service appointments have also filled up quickly. Somerset had several sessions a few weeks ago, but others in Kentucky are now not available until September.

Resource MFG officials say there are immediate jobs available.

“So, we hire specifically for the manufacturing sector, so it’s assembly positions, machine operations, forklift,” said Kelsey Abdollahi, Resource MFG. “We have a range from entry-level positions to highly skilled positions to a range of salaries to meet any kind of requirement.”

People who applied for jobs Monday could start once background checks and a screening process is done.

Resource MFG officials say people could be able to start work as early as next Monday.

Most of the jobs available in Pulaski County were for those tied into the manufacturing industry.

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