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.