The director of the Fallon Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday employment is available in the region, but many businesses said they are having difficulty in finding qualified employees.
The Chamber, businesses and hiring agencies are hosting their annual spring job fair on Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Wok Banquet Hall, next to the Wok in downtown Fallon.
Every year — sometimes twice a year — Chamber Director Lucy Carnahan said her organization connects the qualified workforce with employment opportunities, but she has a few suggestions for those seeking employment.
“Prepare a résumé, but for those who need help, we’ll have résumé-writing help,” she said.
For those who have a résumé ready for handing out to prospective employers, she said the résumés should be neat and professional looking.
Because the job market is becoming more competitive, Carnahan said attendees to Friday’s job fair should dress appropriately.
“Come prepared for an on-site interview,” she said. “Come dressed to impress.”
Carnahan also said attendees should research businesses in which the applicant is interested. If a candidate needs help before meeting employers, Carnahan said a Chamber board member will help individuals prepare for interviews by reviewing the most commonly asked questions.
Attendance at the job fairs has fluctuated with the economy with one spring event attracting 476 job seekers. During previous job fairs, employers have hired about 25-30 percent of those interviewed.