With the growing staffing needs of area businesses and the number of people looking for employment opportunities, Terra State Community College Career Service Coordinator Joan Gamble created an occasion for the two groups to get together. Gamble led the 2017 Spring Job Fair at the college’s Student Activity Center on February 28. Over 80 companies and more than 200 job seekers attended, looking to fill positions in law enforcement, computer science, skilled trades and hospitality.

According to Joan, the job fair is hosted twice a year, in both the fall and spring. The fair has evolved into an event that not only helps Terra State students find a job, but assists members of the community by providing an opportunity to find qualified, trained workers. Participants from the area included Green Bay Packing, Inc., WSOS Community Action of Fremont, Magruder Hospital of Port Clinton and Materion Process Control of Elmore.

Joan believes it is important for students and graduates to see that there are many opportunities in the region. She said, “It is great that job seekers and employers have an opportunity to get together.” Joan continued, “The job fair not only gives students a valuable lesson, but also showcases Terra State to regional community members.”