Black Hills Regional Job fair brings employeers and job seekers together

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA-TV) - The Black Hills Regional Job Fair was in Rapid City today giving employers and job seekers the opportunity to connect.

More than 80 vendors attended the job fair on Wednesday ranging from companies offering new jobs to schools helping those who want a change in career.

Employers say they keep attending the Black Hills Regional Job Fair because it gives them a chance to walk away with many candidates at once, and give those prospects a good look at the company.

"We give you a chance to interact with some of the employees, a behind the scenes kind of thing,” said Ditech collections manager Bill Grainger. “Sometimes when you come into an office you see what you think you see, but we also give you an opportunity to talk to people and find out what the job is about."

Prospective employees come to the Black Hills Regional Job Fair for the chance to walk away with their dream job, but it's not that simple to complete back-to-back interviews.

"It's kind of intimidating, but those are the things you have to work for it you want the job,” said Adam Gilbert. “It's really a competition. Whoever is going to do it the best is going to get the job."

Another job seeker, Donald Williams, saw the job fair as a way to network in a bigger way.

Many job seekers are known to walk away from today's job fair with a new career.