More than 400 jobs available at local job fair – NEA Report
Several local economic development partners will jointly host a regional job fair at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas on May 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. NEA Intermodal, the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce and the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce will jointly host the event, which will give job seekers access to more than 300 available positions in Northeast Arkansas.
Both entry-level and skilled positions will be available for job seekers in fields such as healthcare, electrical, manufacturing, education and law enforcement. Several second chance employers will also be present.
In addition to local employers, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Mobile Center will be available to assist job seekers with resume preparation, qualification testing and other services. Representatives from Black River Technical College will also be available to help job seekers register for courses.
Participation in job fairs for employers and job seekers is FREE. The regional job fair is a valuable resource as it brings together a greater number of available positions and allows applicants to conveniently learn about companies, job openings and available benefits packages.
This job fair will offer full-time, part-time and seasonal positions. The job fair will be held from 9am to 2pm at the Randolph County Development Center on the BRTC campus.
“NEA Intermodal, together with our regional chamber partners, focuses on identification
economic development opportunities and marketing the area to potential employers and talent,” said NEA Intermodal Executive Director Graycen Bigger. “This is an important opportunity to empower our local employers and provide a vital service as we work together to recover from the pandemic and build our workforce pipeline.”
Employers interested in participating should contact their local chamber to register. A digital form is also available on the NEA Intermodal Facebook page.
Job seekers should come to the job fair prepared with copies of their CV, certificates and ID cards. Contact [email protected] with additional questions
PARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS INCLUDE:
Lawrence Health, Bosch, 1st Choice Home Care, Onin Staffing, Productive Staffing, AID Temporary Solutions, Staffmark, Inc., NEA Education Cooperative, Safelink, Jonesboro Police Department, 1st Choice Healthcare, Unilever, Unity Health Center, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services , Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, Black River Area Development Corporation
AVAILABLE JOB OPPORTUNITIES ARE:
HEALTH CARE – CNA, PCA, LPN, RN, LCSW, LPC, APRN, MD, Housekeeping, Food Technicians, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Radiology Technologists, CNA Training Program, CNA, PCA, LPN, RN, Patient Representative, Nurse, Administrative Assistant, Floor Tech, Physical Therapist, Supervisor/ Coach
MANUFACTURING – Production Manager, Assembly, Packing, Driving, Paint Prep, Housekeeping, Order Picker, Embroidery, Operator, Welder, IT Support/Helpdesk, Energy Assembly, Report Specialist, Accounts Payable, Customer Service, Supervisor/Trainer
LAW ENFORCEMENT – Security Officer, Police Officer
EDUCATION – Receptionist, Family Lawyer, Housing Manager, Housing Manager, Early Headstart, Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Floaters, Substitutes
AVAILABLE SERVICES INCLUDE:
Resume building, testing, job placement, cell phones for low income job seekers. Additional services for people with disabilities seeking employment or training.
For transportation assistance, please contact Black River Area Development Corporation.
The charge for city routes is USD 2.00 per way. BRAD gives a half price discount of $1.00
For the Pocahontas City Route, you must call (870) 892-4547. You will receive a recording. When the recording starts, just dial zero (0) and you will get our receptionist. Tell her your name, address and where you want to go.
For Walnut Ridge/Hoxie City Routes (870) 886-5461. When the receptionist replies, give her your name, address and destination.
For Corning City routes, call 1-888-7234640.
Press Release – NEA Intermodal