Hundreds attend job fair in hopes of finding employment


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. For the last couple of years, January has had the highest unemployment rate of any other month because holiday hiring has stopped and construction and landscaping jobs aren't available.

On Tuesday, more than 300 people, including 60 veterans, crowded the Mesa County Workforce Center's Jump Start Job Fair in hopes of finding a job.

40 employers from heath care to transportation to hospitality industries set up their tables and gave out information to interested people.

Officials at the Workforce Center said they have seen success with the job fair. Some who went last year are still employed in the same job they got from the fair.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 243589091 - nbc11news.com/a?a=243589091