Annual Spring Job Fair Held in Wilkesboro on April 12th
The annual Wilkes County Job Fair was back in person on April 12th after a two-year pause due to the COVID pandemic. The event was held at the Walker Center at Wilkes Community College and was co-sponsored by High Country Workforce Development Board, NCWorks, Goodwill Career Connections, NC Vocational Rehabilitation, Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, Willkes Community College, Wilkes Economic Development Commission, and Wilkes Recovery Revolution.
In response to local business needs, employer registration hit maximum capacity quickly. Sixty-one (61) employers from Wilkes and the surrounding counties represented a variety of sectors, with 140 job seekers visiting throughout the two-and-a-half-hour event.
The job fair was highlighted in a report by WSOC-TV Channel 9 from Charlotte that focused on the statewide shortage of troopers: Highway Patrol tries to bring in recruits as agency sees trooper shortages – WSOC TV