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Job Fair to offer employment opportunities

Job seekers are encouraged to make plans now to participate in the fall Job Fair to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Centene Center in Farmington. The biannual event is sponsored by ODACS and coordinated by the Daily Journal and J98.

If you’re looking for a new career or a change in employment, you're invited to attend the fall Job Fair set to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Centene Center in Farmington. The biannual event is sponsored by ODACS, Inc.

The Daily Journal and J98 partner together to help companies fill positions and community members fill ambitions. According to Laura Maize, Job Fair coordinator at the Daily Journal, this fall's event will be set up similar to past fairs, however, she said she's excited about a couple of additions.

“We are not focused on quantity of people coming through this fall,” she said. “We will be focused on quality. We want the companies and the applicants coming to the job fair to be successful, therefore giving back to the community they live and work in.” 

Maize added that serious job seekers are encouraged to attend and speak with employers about positions from entry level to management level. Employers are already signing up and she anticipates close to 30 businesses will participate, including employers and academic institutes, as well as the ever popular Missouri Career Center, along with several new resources. 

Maize is also excited that the Job Fair will have a resource center available on site for veterans. Overseeing the center will be Andrew Moore, a Disabled Veterans representative with the State of Missouri Department of Economic Development and Workforce Development.

"Andrew works with agencies such as the Department of Social Services, VA, East Missouri Action Agency and local veteran’s organizations, to help veterans with employment and other resources," she said.

If you are a business or school interested in participating in the Job Fair, contact Maize by phone at 573-518-3627 or by email at

Kevin Jenkins is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3614 or



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