Area businesses seek new hires at job fair

A steady stream of traffic made its way through the Wendell Mitchell Conference Center Wednesday as students seeking employment checked out the LBWCC-Greenville Job Fair.

“This is something we do once a semester,” said Annie Adams of Student Support Services.

“Our goal is to help students see what the local job market looks like, to find employment and to see what additional skills or education they may need to be competitive in the workplace.”

Among those participating in Wednesday’s event were EDS Truck Driving School, Avon, Colonial Service, Hardee’s, Hwashin and the Alabama Career Center, with several more area businesses and industries looking to set up booths later in the day, Adams said.

Daniel Lowe and Curtis Johnson were two of the hopefuls making the rounds of the job fair.

Kista Hinson, HR coordinator for Hwashin, talked with the two young men about openings at the Tier I supplier to Hyundai.

“We have several requirements: production, experienced welders, machine techs and salaried-type positions available,” Hinson said.

“Hyundai is doing very well right now, and so we are having to produce more parts to keep up with the demand.”

Janice Grayson, manager of the Greenville Career Center, said a number of young people had stopped by their booth by midday on Wednesday.

“Things seem to be picking up a bit with the economy, which is a hopeful sign,” she said. v