Local job fair gets its biggest turnout

Missouri Career Center's Job Fair on Tuesday saw its biggest turnout yet .

It's looking like there's a big demand for jobs in northeast Missouri.

About 55 employers were at the NEMO Fairgrounds in Kirksville Tuesday. This was all part of the Missouri Career Center's first job fair of the year.

The employers ranged from retail, manufacturing, health care, communications, education and government. They met with potential employees, all in hopes of filling positions at their companies.

"Our purpose is to match job seekers with our employers here. Make sure the employers get qualified individuals...someone hardworking and ready to go to work right away. That's what we're giving to our employers," said Cathy Collop of the Missouri Career Center.

Collop also said the turnout was the biggest she's ever seen.

An estimated 200 plus people came out to hand out their resumes or fill out job applications.

Some even had job interviews right on the spot at the fair. Other employers are planning to do call-back interviews in the next few weeks.

The Missouri Career Center will hold another job fair in the fall. For more information click here or call (660) 785-2400.