Julian M Carroll Convention Center Paducah 2019 photo

The West Kentucky Workforce Board has joined forces with a group of local partners to sponsor a job fair on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Julian Carroll Convention Center.

The West Kentucky Regional Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the convention center, which is at 415 Park Street in Paducah.

The job fair will give workers the opportunity to learn about companies who are hiring in the Paducah area, to meet their human resources teams and to ask questions. Job seekers can explore full-time or part-time jobs from multiple industry sectors, from positions requiring no high school diploma or GED to positions requiring advanced college degrees. Job seekers can find their first job or post-retirement work.

Do you need a resume? Or extra copies of your resume? Do you need to apply for a position online? The Kentucky Career Center will be on hand to help job seekers create a resume or submit online applications.

Additionally, the West Kentucky Reentry Council and its partners will be available to assist anyone who has expungement needs. You can receive a free copy of your record or meet with an attorney.

“We’ve convened an exceptional group of partners to offer this event,” Workforce Board Executive Director Sheila Clark said. “Each partner is bringing a unique set of skills to help us focus on the needs of employers and educate job seekers about how to use a job fair to find employment.”  

McCracken County Judge Executive Craig Clymer said, “It’s a great one-stop shop for bringing good employers and good employees together.”

Paducah Mayor George Bray said the city is proud to sponsor the event as well. “Last year’s job fair was a resounding success, and we are looking forward to building upon that success on Aug. 23,” Bray said. “At few times in the history of our country has there been more need than now for employers and new hires to find each other. I strongly encourage those looking to advance their careers to attend to meet potential employers, explore the wide-ranging career opportunities in this area, and connect with various resources that could be helpful in finding an employer that is the right fit.” 

Funding for the event is provided by the Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet, Department of Workforce Development and the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, the city of Paducah, the McCracken County Fiscal Court, Four Rivers Society of Human Resource Managers, Greater Paducah Economic Development Corporation, Kentucky Career Center and the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. Additional support is being provided by the West Kentucky Reentry Council and its partners: the Commonwealth Court of Justice, the Kentucky Department of Corrections and Kentucky Legal Aid.

Employers can call the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce at 270-443-1746 for more information. Registration for employers is now closed, with 100 companies participating. Job seekers can check out the table below for the full list of participating employers and job listings. A PDF version of that list and a copy of the job fair floorplan can be downloaded at the bottom of this story. 

2022 job fair roster with position listings

Sector Row Booth Company Name Location Available Positions Second Chance for Felons Second Chance for those in Recovery High School Dipolma or GED Required
Government 1 2 City of Paducah - City Hall Departments Paducah KY GIS Application and Support Manager, Planner II Yes Yes
Government 1 3 City of Paducah - Police Dept. Paducah KY Telecommunicator, Police Officer Recruit Yes Yes
Government 1 4 City of Paducah - Fire Dept. Paducah KY Sports Official, Park Ranger, Parks Maintenance Laborer, Recreational Leader (Class Instructor) Yes Yes
Government 1 5 City of Paducah - Parks and Public Works Paducah KY Truck Driver, Maintenance Techinican, Right of Way Maintenance Person Yes Yes
Government 1 6 McCracken County Fiscal Court Paducah KY Deputy Jailer Yes
Government 1 7 Kentucky State Police Hickory KY Cadet Trooper - $45,000.00 Trooper - $55,888.80 - $90,361.68 plus annual training stipend of $4,300.00. Public Safety Telecommunicator I - $25,667.60 yearly plus annual training stipend of $5,500.00 and $900 clothing / uniform allowance. Public Safety Telecommunicator II - $31,071.12 yearly plus annual training stipend of $5,500.00 and $900 clothing / uniform allowance. Yes
Business 2 8 Pepsi MidAmerica Paducah KY Merchandiser 15-17/ Hrly; Vending Tech 16+ hrly; CDL Drivers 1000 weekly; Full Line Route 700 weekyl Yes
Business 2 9 People Plus Inc Paducah KY Class A and B CDL $17-$22 General Labor $16-$18 Office Assistant $14-$16 Warehouse Production $14-$18 Production work $13- $18 Yes
Business 2 10 Community Financial Services Bank Benton KY Relationship Banker Yes
Business 2 11 Credit Bureau Systems, Inc. Paducah KY Account Representative-CSD $55,000 - $70,000/year Billing Representative-AMB $13.00 - $14.00/hourly Posting Clerk-AMB $13.00 - $14.00/hourly Patient Service Representative-AMB $13.00 -$14.00/hourly Insurance/Telephone Representative-AMB $13.00 - $14.00/hourly Yes Yes
Business 2 12 Heartland Capital Investments, LLC Mayfield KY Client Associate, Data Entry Associate, Legal and Accounting Associate (Competitive Salary based upon experience) Yes
Business 2 13 Drake Lighting, Inc. Paducah KY Monitoring Techs - salary ranges are $15-18 Yes Yes Yes
Business 2 14 FNB Bank, Inc. Mayfield KY 30 hour per week full-time teller in Paducah starting at $15/hour. 30-hour per week full-time teller in Cadiz starting at $15/hour. Part-time floating teller starting at $15.00/hour Yes
Business 3 15 Office Pride of West Kentucky Paducah KY Commercial Cleaning Technician - $13-15/hr Area Manager - Salaried - TBD Yes Yes
Business 3 16 WoodmenLife Paducah KY Representative/Agent Yes
Business 3 17 Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Paducah KY Family Service Counselor $50,000+
Business 3 18 Unlimited Graphics, Inc. LaCenter KY Typesetter / Graphics Designer. Compensation based on experience. Yes
Business 3 19 America's Car-Mart of Paducah Paducah KY Account Representative and Inventory Associate
Business 3 20 Transamerica Agency Network Paducah KY Sales Agents - Entry Level and Management - Average annual pay is $85K Yes Yes
Business 3 21 Paducah Independent Schools Paducah KY School Custodian ($13.12/hr-$15.38/hr) School Bus Driver ($15.75/hr-$22/hr) School Nutrition Staff ($11.44/hr-$16/hr) Instructional Assistant ($13.37/hr-$15.66/hr) Substitute Teacher ($85-$100/day) Yes Yes
Construction 4 22 A&K Construction Paducah KY Carpenter $18-$25/hr, Iron Worker $18-$25/hr, Operator $18-$25/hr, Laborer $14-$19/hr, Concrete Finsher $18-$25/hr Yes Yes
Construction 4 23 TempsPlus Paducah KY Manufacturing roles (1st & 3rd) ranging from $11-$18.50/hr Warehouse/Material Handlers $15.00/hr Clerical & General Office $15-$25+ Assembly $16/hr Professional/Accounting pay based on experience Lab Tech $17-$22/hr Legal Secretary/Paralegal Salary based on experience Data Center Tech $15/hr QA Supervisors $16-$18/hr Production Manager (Nights) Salary based on experience Furniture Mover $13/hr Yes Yes
Construction 4 24 HydrochemPSC Calvert City KY Hydro Blasting/Vacuum Work (Non CDL Tech up to 22.91) CDL Operator up to $27.92 hour Yes
Construction 5 25 Jim Smith Contracting Grand Rivers KY Tri-Axle Dump Truck Driver - $22.00 per hour; Diesel Mechanic - $21 - $25 per hour Yes Yes
Construction 4 26 IKORCC Paducah KY Carpenter, Journeyman and Apprentice, 40,000- 100,000 Yes Yes Yes
Construction 4 27 Atlas Equipment Services Mayfield KY Industrial Maintenance $16-$20 per hour, Conveyor Specialist $20-$28 per hour Yes Yes
Construction 4 28 Youngblood Excavating & Contracting Mayfield KY Pre-Engineered Metal Building Erector, Welder, Diesel Technicians for Heavy Equipment Yes Yes
Construction 5 29 Paducah McCracken County Joint Sewer Agency Paducah KY Maintenance Technician $18.00 Collection System Technician $18.00 Yes Yes
Construction 5 30 Jonathan Creek Water District Benton KY General Operator/Laborer $13 & up depending on qualifications Yes Yes
Construction 5 31 Pine Bluff Materials Ledbetter KY Dredge Mates, Barge Loaders Yes Yes
Construction 5 32 Manpower Paducah KY Production, Machine Operators, $16-$19/hour Yes Yes
Construction 5 33 Gutter Boyz of KY LLC Benton KY Gutter Installers $30-$40k Yes Yes
Construction 5 34 Servo Pro of Mayfield & Paducah Paducah KY
Construction 4 35 Orano TLI Kevil KY General Labor / Yard / Operator Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 6 36 Tennessee Valley Towing Paducah KY Deckhands, Lead, Mates, Pilots and Enginners $190+ Yes Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 6 37 James Marine, Inc. Paducah KY welders, carpenters, electricians, fitters, painters/sandblasters $16-28/hour Yes Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 6 38 Ingram Barge Paducah KY Welders: $16.00-$22.25; Inexperienced: $216 per day; Leads/Mates: $272 per day Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 6 39 Wepfer Marine Calvert City KY Flett Deckhand: $170-$205 a Day, Fleet Pilot: $425-$455 A Day, Line Boat Deckhand: $190 -$ 220 A Day, Welder: $15-$19 HR, and Mechanic: $17-$20 Hr Yes Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 6 40 Marquette Transportation Paducah KY Inexperienced & Experienced Deckhand, Accounting, IT, Crew Dispatch Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 6 41 McNational, Inc. Excell Marine, National Maintenance & Repair of KY Paducah KY Welders, Deckhands, Pilots, Mates, Captains, Cooks, Machinist, Electricians, Mechanics, Crane operators, Laborers Yes Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 7 42 The H.T. Hackney co. Paducah KY Warehouse $14-$15 per hour Drivers- $18 based on experience. Yes Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 7 43 Hines Furlong Line Paducah KY All vessel positions Yes Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 7 44 Paducah Transit Authority Paducah KY Public Transportation Driver: starting pay rate - $12.50 per hour Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 7 45 Waterfront Services Co. Cairo IL Deckhand welder laborer dispatch office Yes Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 7 46 United States Postal Service Paducah KY City Carrier Assistant ($18.92/HR), Rural Carrier Associate ($19.50/HR), Assistant Rural Carrier ($19.50/HR) Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 7 47 Mako Industries Mayfield KY CDL A driver Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 8 48 EMI Calvert City KY Service Technician Yes Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 8 49 Clean Earth / Harsco Co. Calvert City KY Entry Level Environmental Tech/ Starting 32.000 full benefits first day hired. Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 8 50 Paducah & Louisville Railway, Inc. Paducah KY Train Conductor Training Wage = $20/hr After completion of training program starting wage is $32/hr Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 8 51 E3 Environmental Paducah KY Truck Driver and Recovery Techs Yes Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 8 52 Blue Dot Cab Paducah KY Drivers for gritz, drivers for in town and long haul runs Yes Yes
Distribution, Logistics, & Transportation 8 53 McCracken County Schools Paducah KY Bus Driver $102.54/day to $133.25/day Bus Monitor $11.64/hr to $12.58/hr Food Service Assistant $13.11/hr to $16.55/hr School Resource Officer $21.78/hr to $28.70/hr Registered Nurse $25/hr to $29.50/hr Custodian $14.46/hr to $17.29/hr Clerical and Instructional Assistants $12.82/hr to $15.60/hr Substitute Custodian $14.46/hr Substitute Teacher $90/day to $130/day Substitute Registered Nurse $25/hour Other positions available; many have summers off! Yes
Healthcare 9 54 Marshall County Hospital Benton KY RN, LPN, CNA, Environmental Services, Dietary, Medical Lab Tech, Nuclear Med Tech
Healthcare 9 55 Mountain Comprehensive Care Center Benton KY Outpatient Therapist, Mental Health Associate, Peer Support Specialist, Support Staff Yes Yes Yes
Healthcare 9 56 Livingston Hospital Salem KY Registered Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Housekeeping, Cook, Chart Auditor/Medical Transcriptionist Salary dependent on years of experience. New Pay Scales Implemented.
Healthcare 9 57 Landmark of Kuttawa Kuttawa KY RN, LPN, CNA, Dietary and Housekeeping/Laundry Yes
Healthcare 9 58 Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Calvert City KY Hospitality Aide, CNA, Nurse (LPN or RN), Physical Therapist
Healthcare 9 59 Black Pearl Home Care Paducah KY Direct Service Professionals, Direct Service Professional Supports Yes
Healthcare 10 60 Easterseals West Kentucky Paducah KY Employment Program Manager: $19.22, Employment Program Specialist: $14.00-$16.00, Respite/Community Living Supports: $8.00-$14.00, Lily Pad Teacher: $14.50-$15.00, CDC Teacher: $13.00-$15.00, Co-Director of Nursing: $31.15, Registered Behavior Technician: $15.00-$16.00
Healthcare 10 61 Medcare Home Medical Paducah KY Customer Service Representative, Service/Delivery Tech & Respiratory Therapist Yes
Healthcare 10 62 Rivercrest Place Assisted Living Paducah KY Resident Assistant Yes
Healthcare 10 63 Four Rivers Behavioral Health Paducah KY Assessment Specialist, First Steps Service Coordinator, Creative Enterprises Associate, Peer Support Drug Court, CenterPoint Recovery Center SOS Caseworker, Staff Accountant, Community Support Professional Case Manager, Residential Services Team Member, Clinical Practitioner and Clinical Associate Yes Yes
Healthcare 10 64 Four Rivers Behavioral Health Paducah KY Residential
Healthcare 10 65 Baptist Health Paducah Paducah KY https://bhs.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/careers
Healthcare 11 66 Providence Pointe Healthcare Paducah KY CNA LPN RN
Healthcare 11 67 Home Instead Paducah KY We have several clients that need services. Any where from a 2 hour shift to a 12 hour shift. The duties include basic running of the household, medication reminders, bathing assist, transfer assists, dressing assist, meal prep, errands , companionship and daily home tasks. The salary ranges from $8.50 to 11.50 per hour based on clients and hours. Yes Yes
Healthcare 11 68 Stilley House Senior Living Benton KY Cook and Resident Assistants Yes
Healthcare 11 69 Healthcare Services Group, Inc. Bensalem, PA Housekeeper - $11-$12/hr Laundry Worker - $11-$12/hr Dietary Aide - $12 Cook - $14
Healthcare 11 70 Fresenius Medical Care Paducah KY Registered Nurses, Patient Care Technicians, Secretary Yes
Healthcare 11 71 Life Care Center of La Center LaCenter KY CNA $16.00 - $18.50; LPN $25.00 -27.50; RN $29.00 - $31.50; Cook $12.50 - $15.00; Floor Tech/Maint. Assistant $15.00 - $16.50. $3500 Sign-on Bonus for full-time Nurses and CNAs; $1000 Sign-on Bonus for full-time Cook and Floor Tech/Maint. Assistant.
Healthcare 12 72 Wellpath Louisville KY RN, L:PN, CMT, CNA, Mental Health Professionals Yes
Healthcare 12 73 Southgate Nursing and REhab Metropolis IL Nursing...RN, LPN, CNA"S, Housekeeping, Laundry....salaries based on experience
Healthcare 12 74 Caring People Services Paducah KY Caregiver Yes
Healthcare 12 75 The Neighborhood at Paducah Paducah KY Resident Care Associate, Certified Nursing Aide Yes
Healthcare 12 76 Wise Staffing Group Paducah KY Production $13/hr - $18.50/hr..; Assembly $11/hr.; Forklift Operators $14/hr. Warehouse $13/hr. Yes Yes Yes
Healthcare 12 77 Massac Memorial Hospital Metropolis IL Various position (Housekeeping, Maintenance, Dietary Aides, CNA, Medical Assistants, Phlebotomists, Medical Lab Technicians, Paramedics). Salaries vary from $13.50 up, depending on job classification. Yes
Manufacturing 13 78 Kenlake Foods Murray KY Manufacturing Hourly Position
Manufacturing 13 79 Dippin' Dots Paducah KY Production Line Operator - $14/hr , Machine Operators - $15 - $16/hr, Sanitation Tech - $15/hr, Product Loader - $14/hr Quality Assurance Tech - $15/hr, Kiosk Construction/Refurb Tech - $15/hr, Transportation Driver Yes Yes
Manufacturing 13 80 PEBCO, Inc. Paducah KY Machinist- Starting pay $20+; Painter/Sandblaster- Starting pay $17+; Assemblers- Starting pay $16+; Welder/Fabricators- Starting pay $17+; Assembler/Maintenance Tech- Starting pay $16+ Yes
Manufacturing 13 81 Phoenix Paper Wickliffe KY Salary Positions: Paper Machine Area Leader: $150,000 ? $200,000 Power and Recovery Area Leader: $150,000 ? $200,000 Electrical Reliability Engineer: $110,000 ? $130,000 Mechanical Reliability Engineer: $100,000 ? $120,000 Safety Specialist: $65,000 ? $100,000 Environmental Engineer: $90,000 ? $120,000 Order Management Gate Keeper: $50,000 ?$65,000 Accounting Manager: $110,000 ? $120,000 Cost Analyst: $80,000 ? $100,000 Senior Buyer: $60,000 ? $90,000 Project Engineer: $80,000 ? $120,000 Training Coordinator: $70,000 ? $100,000 Vibration Analyst: $60,000 ? $90,000 Electrical/Instrumentation Planner: $95,000 - $110,000 *All Salary position pay ranges are based on experience* Hourly Positions: Electrical/Instrumentation Mechanic: 3 Tiers. Starting at $29.12 General Laborer: Starting at $18.72 Additive Prep Operator: $27.04 Yes
Manufacturing 13 82 Pilgrims Hickory KY Day shift starting at $16.50 Night shift starting at $18.50 Yes Yes
Manufacturing 13 83 Kayser Automotive Systems Fulton KY Industrial Engineer / Process Planning & Optimization
Manufacturing 14 84
Manufacturing 14 85 Xtek Precision Maintenance Paducah KY Welder $18/hr-$35/hr/Machinist $18/hr-$35/hr/Mechanics $18-$35/hr
Manufacturing 14 86 Worthington Industries Paducah KY Operator 16.56-30+, Maintenance Tech $18.50-40+ Yes Yes Yes
Manufacturing 14 87 Tokai Carbon Hickman KY Production Technician - starts at $19.14 an hour Yes
Manufacturing 14 88 Sportable Scoreboards Murray KY Production - Assembly - Metal Fab: $13.50/hr, Installation Coordinator: $48,000/yr Yes Yes
Manufacturing 14 89 Progress Rail Services Mayfield KY Electrician (3rd shift) - $18-$20, Welder (3rd shift) - $17-$19, Mechanic (3rd shift) - $17-$19, Painter/Sandblaster (2nd shift) - $16-$18, QA Inspector (3rd shift) - $17-$19, Maintenance Mechanic (3rd shift) - $19-$21, 3rd Shift Supervisor (salaried), Production Manager (salaried). $2.00 3rd shift differential on top of base pay for hourly positions. Yes Yes Yes
Manufacturing 14 90 Plastic, Services & Products dba Genova USA Paducah KY Machine Operators - All Shifts - $12-13.50 per hour Mold Technician - All Shift $14-16 per hour - based on experience Maintenance Tech - 1st & 2nd shift availability - based on experience Mold Prep Tech - 1st shift - based on experience Warehouse Associate - 1st shift $13-14 per hour Yes Yes Yes
Government Wall 91 Coast Guard - Marine Safety Unit Paducah Paducah KY Various Yes
Government Wall 92 Kentucky Army National Guard Paducah KY We have 140 entry level jobs and pay is based on rank Yes
Resource Wall 93 West KY Community and Technical College Paducah KY We do have positions available on campus, as well as scholarship opportunities to attend college for free. Yes
Resource Wall 94 Lindsey Wilson College Columbia KY Bachelor's and Master's degrees Yes Yes Yes
Resource Wall 95 Bethel University Paris TN NA Yes
Restaurant, Retail, or Tourism Wall 96 Patti's 1880's Settlement Grand Rivers KY Kitchen Team Members; Cooks, Expeditors, Dish, Salad and Deserts - $12/hr Front of house staff; Servers and hosts Retail Gift Shop Employees $10-$12/hr Experience in any field can determine a higher starting wage* Yes
Restaurant, Retail, or Tourism Wall 97 Harrah's Metropolis Casino and Hotel Metropolis IL Dealer School- Learn Black Jack and Other Table Games! Bridges Line Cook EVS Casino Clean Team Slot Technician Loyalty Rewards Agent Warehouse Attendant Room Attendant Yes Yes
Restaurant, Retail, or Tourism Wall 98 ATOMIC CITY, Inc. Paducah KY Shift Manager Attraction attendants Kitchen staff all pay is based off experience
Restaurant, Retail, or Tourism Wall 99 Cracker Barrel Paducah KY Cook $13 Dishwasher $12 server $2.13 Yes Yes
Restaurant, Retail, or Tourism Wall 100 Paducah McCracken Co Convention & Expo Paducah KY Sous Chef, General Operations, Housekeeping, General Kitchen Staff: All positions wage rates are based on experience. Yes Yes
Government Wall 101 McCracken County Humane Society Paducah Kennel Attendants, $11/hour Yes Yes
Resource Lobby A Audubon Area Community Services Murray KY Kentucky Works Program -Employment Services for Recipient of TANF(KTAP) Snap Employment & Training Program for recipients of SNAP benefits Yes Yes
Resource Lobby B Muhlenberg Job Corps Center Greenville KY Free Residential Education and Job Placement for 15-24 years old Yes Yes
Resource Lobby C West Kentucky Allied Services Paducah KY Kynector Yes

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