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Opportunity in the Air at Job Fair

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Las Vegas CBS KXNT – For some, the struggle with unemployment continues. For others, a slow-and-steady economic recovery means a chance to get back to work.

Opportunity seemed to be in the air at job fair on Monday, where the company names were recognizable — Wells Fargo, Walgreens, Home Depot, gaming technology company IGT and others.

All of them — 40 exhibitors — were recruiting for current openings. Heidi Wenzel from Walgreens described variety of open positions in some company’s 71 local stores. An IGT recruiter reeled off part of a list before concluding, “We’ve got 179 positions open.”

Down the hall, Workforce Connections was giving seminars on interviewing skills. Business Services Manager Janice Greer told KXNT just presenting your qualifications is no longer impressive. To be memorable in a struggling economy you have to answer the “what’s in it for me” question for the recruiter — tell them how you can help them achieve their goals.

The event was hosted by Nevada 3rd District Congressman Joe Heck.

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