Several local economic development partners will co-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, Randolph County Chamber of Commerce and Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce will co-host the event, which will give job seekers access to more than 300 available jobs in Northeast Arkansas.
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 help job seekers build resumes, test skills and offer 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 will bring together a greater number of available jobs in one place, allowing candidates to learn about companies, job openings and available benefits in a convenient way. .
This job fair will offer full-time, part-time and seasonal positions. The job fair will be held at the Randolph County Development Center on the BRTC campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“NEA Intermodal, together with our partner regional chambers, is focused on identifying
economic development opportunities and marketing the region to potential employers and talent,” said Graycen Bigger, Executive Director of NEA Intermodal. “This is an important opportunity to uplift our local employers and provide an essential service as we work together to recover from the pandemic and strengthen our labor pool.
Employers interested in participating should contact their local chamber to register. A digital form can also be found on the NEA Intermodal Facebook page.
Job seekers should prepare for the job fair with copies of their resume, references, and identification. Contact Graycen@neaintermodal.com 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
JOB OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE INCLUDE:
HEALTH CARE – CNA, PCA, LPN, RN, LCSW, LPC, APRN, MD, Housekeeping, Food Technicians, Medical Laboratory Technicians, X-Ray Technologists, CNA Training Program, CNA, PCA, LPN, RN, Health Care Representative patient account, carer, administrative assistant, floor technician, physiotherapist, supervisor/trainer
MANUFACTURING – Production Supervisor, Assembly, Packing, Driving, Paint Prep, Housekeeping, Order Picker, Embroidery, Operator, Welders, IT Support/Help Desk, Electrical Assembly, Reports Specialist, Accounts Payable, Customer Service customers, Supervisor/Trainer
LAW ENFORCEMENT – Security Guard, Police Officer
EDUCATION – Receptionist, Family Advocate, Housing Manager, Housing Administrator, Early Headstart, Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Floats, Substitutes
AVAILABLE SERVICES INCLUDE:
Resume creation, testing, placement, cell phones for low income job seekers. Additional services available for people with disabilities seeking employment or training.
For transportation assistance, please call the Black River Area Development Corporation.
Charges for urban journeys are $2.00 each way. BRAD is offering a $1.00 half price rebate
For directions from Pocahontas Town, you must call (870) 892-4547. You will get a recording. When check-in begins, simply dial zero (0) and you will get our receptionist. Give him your name, address and where you want to go.
For Walnut Ridge/Hoxie urban routes (870) 886-5461. When the receptionist answers, give them your name, address and where you want to go.
For directions from the City of Corning, call 1-888-7234640.
Press release – NEA Intermodal