Companies look for workers at job fair

More than one hundred people handed out resumes and chatted with companies at a Work One job fair in Goshen Wednesday.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 24 businesses met with people looking for work at the Old Bag Factory.

Many of the companies are looking for people to work on production lines. While previous experience is desired for those positions, it isn’t required.

“We're definitely looking for someone who is eager to work and looking for full-time, long-term employment,” said Norma Sanchez with Maple Leaf Farms.

Matt Fryback of Warsaw went to the job fair Wednesday with hopes of landing a new gig. He recently came home after serving in the military and was told going to the Work One job fair would be a good start.

“I did a lot of research on the companies that were going to be here,” he said. “Going online, checking them out and knowing what to say when you talk to your employers is good.”

Fryback is competing with dozens of other Michiana residents who are out of work for just a few jobs.

Sanchez says landing one is all about how people present themselves.

“What we look for is motivation, someone is ready to work, eager to work, who wants to work,” Sanchez said. “Come in with a good attitude, an attitude that is willingness because there's positions out there right now.”

Work One holds several job fairs a year. Michigan Works provides similar programs to its residents.

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