The J. Dixie Harn Community Center was buzzing with hundreds of people Thursday when job seekers and employers alike attended a job fair hosted by the Development Authority of Bryan County in conjunction with the city of Pembroke and North Bryan Chamber of Commerce.
Ronald Beckworth came from Bulloch County to explore new employment opportunities.
“I’ve owned my own business for the past 11 years and it’s not getting any easier, I’m looking at a possible change,” he said.
Beckworth added he was surprised the job fair was being held in Pembroke.
“I think it’s pretty good with all these different organizations,” he said. “I’ve put in four resumes and should have brought more, but most (companies) have websites so that’s good.”
Companies represented at the event included Matson Logistics, Savannah Global Solutions, CZM Foundation Equipment, Daniel Defense, Blue Bell Ice Cream and others.
Tammy Monroe with Matson Logistics said she was surprised to see so many turn out for the event.
“It has been awesome,” she said. “I had a little over 250 applications and they are gone. We’ve also received a lot of completed applications, too, so that’s good.”
Trudy Sauer with Savannah Global Solutions said they had about 10 positions they were looking to fill. With a variety of candidates, she believed they could fill them from the job fair attendees.
“We’ve seen some excellent applicants and a lot of enthusiasm,” she said. “People want to work where they live and there are good people right here in the local area.”
Read more in the Oct. 20 edition of the News.