Job seekers flock to Black Hills job fair - KOTA Territory News

Job seekers flock to Black Hills job fair


Dressed to impress, hundreds of job seekers flocked the Rapid City civic center with resumes in hand in search of new opportunities.

Today was the 15th Annual Black Hills Regional Job Fair.

More than 90 vendors from a variety of industries accepted applications and met face to face with potential employees.

Job Fair Committee Chairman Curt Lauinger says he sees many businesses return year after year not just because of the quality of candidates in search of a job, but also to build bridges with candidates not ready to jump from their current employment.

"Probably about 2/3 of our vendors are regular attendees whether they have current openings or not because they want to build that rapport with folks, create that relationship, maintain that relationship, so that when somebody does find themselves in the job market that are the first employer to think about contacting".

NEW Recruiting Coordinator Lora Kambestad commented "The quality of employee and candidate you can get here is very high. People who are geared toward looking for jobs, they are motivated and that's really what we are looking for, someone who is motivated and is reliable.

Lauinger says anywhere from 1500 to 2000 job prospects participated in the job fair this year, a slight decline from previous years.


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