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Kentucky Career Center Hosts Large Job Fair

The Kentucky Career Center in Owensboro partnered with Goodwill to present the 'Close The Gap' Job Fair.

Posted: Jul 25, 2021 12:52 AM

Food, live music and job searching are how Kentuckians kicked off their Saturday morning.

The Kentucky Career Center in Owensboro partnered with Goodwill to present the 'Close The Gap' Job Fair.

An event Coordinator Melissa Roberts is excited to present to the community.

"We have thirty different employers here, we have Jay's Good grub here serving up food and we have Drew Aud whose been playing some great music for us as well," said Roberts. "We've got business jobs where you can work at a bank to manufacturing jobs too, you know, you can be a welder. We even have security jobs out here."

During the pandemic unemployment numbers rose, many lost their jobs and employers lost workers. After a year things are getting back to normal and the Chairman of the Business Advisory Council for Owensboro DAC, Tommy Donahue, is trying to fill in that gap.

"We have a huge gap of job shortages that we want to make sure that employers have access to quality talent." said Donahue.

Despite the heat, the fair was a success. Employers are able to get people back to work and those searching are able to walk away with a job opportunity.

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Just another day in paradise; afternoon highs again topped out in the mid to low 70s across the Tri-State under a mix of sun and clouds. If you have plans out and about this evening, make sure to grab a jacket before you head out - after seeing temperatures near 64° around dinnertime, the mercury will dip to 57° by 10 o'clock before falling all the way back down into the mid to upper 40s early Wednesday morning. Sure, tomorrow morning's lows of 47° will represent our mildest start to a day since this past Friday, but it's still going to make for a cool start to our midweek nonetheless. The combination of sunshine and southerly winds however, will help drive temperatures back into the low 70s by lunchtime - if you're planning on lunching outside Wednesday, make sure not to do so in the shade. Wind gusts near 15 mph at times during our lunch hour will make for a chilly brown bag lunch outdoors.
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