Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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June 6, 2014

Job fair offers opportunities for locals

EFFINGHAM — Miranda Woestman came to the Effingham County Job Fair Wednesday looking for a source of income while her husband is away serving with the U.S. Army.

“I have a 2-year-old to support and my husband’s in Korea,” she said.

Her sister-in-law, Christina Woestman, also was among the droves of people who came to the job fair looking for new opportunities.

Both women said when they arrived at the fair they spoke with each business represented, and then collected applications for the positions they were qualified.

The fair, organized by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, featured representatives from several area businesses who answered questions while prospective employees filled out applications at the event.

Christina Woestman said she enjoyed being able to speak with representatives in person instead of applying online.

Kim McCain, a human resources representative for Quad Graphics, said it was nice to meet prospective candidates face to face.

McCain said she had been at the fair since it opened at noon looking to fill entry-level positions in production and maintenance.

She said she had met several promising candidates.

Dianna Shull, a representative for Effingham Truck Sales, had found several candidates for sales positions but was having trouble finding diesel mechanics, a job that is in demand.

She said the large turnout helped the time go by quickly.

Both Miranda and Christina Woestman said Quad Graphics had caught their eye, as well as positions at GENCO.

“They should do these more often,” said Christina Woestman.

Seth Schroeder can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 126, or at seth.schroeder@effinghamdailynews.com.


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