Many companies and organizations have already signed up to participate in The Register-Herald’s Spring Job Fair 2006, scheduled for April 5 at the Raleigh County Armory Conference Center.

“These companies are looking for possible job candidates,” said Diana Slone, the newspaper’s classified manager.

Global Contact Services, Beckley VA Medical Center, Boxley, Integrated Resources, Kingston Resources/Foundation Coal, Excel Homes, AMFM, Mountaineer Coach, Telespectrum, CGI-AMS, Mystic Coal, United Coal Co., Jan-Care Ambulance, the U.S. Army, Jim C. Hamer Co., Metalcraft Mining, Southern Communications, WCIR, WTNJ, Groovy, The River, WWNR and The Register-Herald are just some of the employers looking for full-time, part-time and managerial positions.

“Job seekers will find professional jobs, coal mining jobs, medical positions and many other kinds of jobs,” Slone said.

She said those coming to the job fair should come “dressed for success.”

“Those seeking job opportunities should dress appropriately, bring a resumé and be prepared to interview, if needed,” she said. “The resumé should be easy to read and should include your educational background, job experience and any other accomplishments that might help you get the job.”

Slone said projecting a positive attitude and dressing appropriately leave indelible impressions with employers and their hiring personnel.

“Appearance counts,” she said. “Stay away from clangy jewelry, clingy clothes, clashing colors and strong perfumes that can be overpowering and distracting.”

Slone also recommends that those who are seriously seeking employment get to the job fair early.

“You want to give yourself enough time to check out all of the employers at the job fair,” she said.

Slone added that the opportunity for employers is unlimited.

“There will be lots of job seekers coming through the armory on April 5,” she said. “What a great opportunity for those looking for some good employees.”

Slone said booth space is limited, so businesses that still want to be a part of the job fair should contact the newspaper immediately. She said electric hook-ups will be provided to vendors who need it.

“Set-up time on April 5 will begin at 7 a.m.,” she said. “The job fair will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 4 p.m.”

For additional information, or to reserve space at the job fair, contact Ann Kelly or Slone at 255-4415.

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