Employers, job seekers invited to participate in Oct. 8 job fair

Congresswoman Carol Miller will be the special guest at the Huntington Area Job Fair presented Oct. 8 by the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce, Huntington Area Development Council, Workforce West Virginia, and the West Virginia Department of Commerce.

“This event is a wonderful step towards getting more West Virginians in the workforce. I am focused on creating jobs and growing our economy," Miller said. "I am grateful these organizations have planned this event to allow local businesses connect with members of our community.”

The job fair will be at St. Mary’s Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Employers that want to participate should contact Alan Machir or Jenny Meadows of Workforce West Virginia at 304.528.5525 ext. 2116 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

“It’s been said that a good job fixes a lot of life’s challenges,” said Bill Bissett, President & CEO of the Huntington Regional Chamber. "By connecting employers with people in our region who are looking for new opportunities, we strengthen our economy, provide a way for residents to stay here in West Virginia, and help our member companies find the most critical component in their business - the employee. In this technological age we live in, there’s still no better way to find that next opportunity than meeting face-to-face, which is why these job fairs are so important.”

“Events like the Huntington Area Job Fair, which link Huntington’s available job seekers with employers looking to hire, are a critical part of HADCO’s efforts to strengthen our economy and support our business community," David Lieving, President & CEO of the Huntington Area Development Council (HADCO) said. "By supporting and co-hosting this job fair, we are helping to connect available talent with opportunity."

“The West Virginia Development Office and WorkForce West Virginia are pleased to be working with Congresswoman Carol Miller, the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Huntington Area Development Council on this important regional job fair,” said West Virginia Department of Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch. “As I have been hearing from state businesses during my recent travels, we have very unique job needs in every part of West Virginia and we want to assist in any way we can to promote hiring and training to help our businesses grow and prosper. This provides another opportunity to do just that,” said West Virginia Department of Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch.