Job fair brings community resources and potential work from three states

ALEXANDER COUNTY, IL- An upcoming job fair aims to get the community connected to employment and resources from multiple states.

The Alexander County Housing Authority (ACHA) will host the “Get Connected” Employment and Resource Fair on January 10, 2018. It will take place at the Mighty Rivers Regional Worship Center at 10th and Poplar in Cairo, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Organizers say the fair is designed to match job seekers with potential employers. People can also learn about and apply for governmental resources.

“ACHA has never hosted an event that brings area workers and companies together in one place and we are very excited that our partners have identified multiple employers with open positions to come to Cairo for this Employment and Resource Fair,” said Towanda Macon, ACHA’s Executive Director.

ACHA is positioned in Southern Illinois, bordered closely by Eastern Missouri and Western Kentucky. That’s why it is partnering with agencies like Man-Tra-Con, Shawnee Development Council, Inc., the Missouri Job Center and the Kentucky Career Center.

A number of agencies brought in by the state of Illinois will also be there to assist families with programs benefiting children, persons with disabilities, and the elderly.

Related Articles

Noble Park Lake gets new name The body of water formerly known as Noble Park Lake has a new name, approved the the Paducah City Commission Tuesday. 
Teacher says she, other Kentucky educators will still earn master’s after Rank II waiver A west Kentucky teacher says she can see the benefit of state officials removing the requirement for teachers to get a master's degree within the firs...
Man finds Asian carp in an odd place — the pond he created A Benton, Kentucky, man says he recently made an unpleasant discovery in a local pond: a large number of dead Asian carp.
Paducah drafting ordinance to keep public notified of Keeton escapees The new city manager Jim Arndt said the city attorney is writing up an ordinance that would require Keeton staff to notify the city within 30 minutes ...