More than 400 positions available at local job fair

Several local economic development partners will co-host a regional job fair at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas on May 19 from 9am to 2pm. The 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.

Both entry-level and skilled positions will be available for job seekers in fields such as healthcare, electric, manufacturing, education, and law enforcement. Several second-chance employers will also be in attendance.

In addition to local employers, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Mobile Center will be available to help job seekers with resume building, skill testing and other services. Representatives from Black River Technical College will also be available to help job seekers sign up for classes.

Job fair participation for employers and job seekers is FREE. The regional job fair is a valuable resource because it will bring a greater number of available jobs to one place, allowing applicants to learn aboutcompanies, job openings and available benefit packages in a convenient manner.

This job fair will have full time, part time and seasonal positions. The job fair will be held at the Randolph County Development Center on the BRTC Campus from 9am to 2pm.

“The NEA Intermodal, along with our regional chamber partners, are focused on identifying

economic development opportunities and marketing the area to potential employers and talent,” stated NEA Intermodal Executive Director Graycen Bigger. “This is an important opportunity to lift up our local employers and provide a critical service as we work together to recover from the pandemic and build up our workforce pipeline.”

Employers interested in participating should contact their local chamber office to sign up. A digital form is also located on the NEA Intermodal Facebook page.

Job seekers should come prepared to 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

AVAILABLE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

HEALTHCARE – CNA, PCA, LPN, RN, LCSW, LPC, APRN, MD, Housekeeping, Food Technicians, Medical Lab Technicians, Radiology Technologists, CNA training program, CNA, PCA, LPN, RN, Patient Account Representative, Caregiver, AdministrativeAssistant, Floor Tech, Physical Therapist, Supervisor/ Trainer

MANUFACTURING – Production Supervisor, Assembly, Packing, Driving, Paint Prep, Housekeeping, Order Picker, Embroidery, Operator, Welders, IT Support/Help Desk, Power Assembly, Reporting Specialist, Accounts Payable, Customer Service, Supervisor/Trainer

LAW ENFORCEMENT- Security Officer, Police Officer

EDUCATION – Receptionist, Family Advocate, Housing Director, Housing Admin, Early Headstart, Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Floaters, Substitutes

AVAILABLE SERVICES INCLUDE:

Resume building, testing, job placement, cell phones for low-income job seekers. Additional services available for individuals with disabilities looking for job placement or education.

For transportation assistance, please call Black River Area Development Corporation.

The charge for the city routes is $2.00 per one-way trip. BRAD gives a half price discount of $1.00

For the Pocahontas city route, you need to call (870) 892-4547. You will get a recording. When the recording starts just dial zero (0) and you will get our receptionist. Give her your name, address and where you want to go.

For Walnut Ridge / Hoxie city routes (870) 886-5461. When the receptionist answers give her your name, address and where you want to go.

For Corning city routes call 1-888-7234640.

Press Release – NEA Intermodal



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