Applicants, employers meet at Spring Job Fair in Vienna

Photo by Jeffrey Saulton Gunnar Rowe, right, of Marietta, speaks with DHL Lines representatives Chad Eades, left, and Betsy Smith, center. They said they received interesting job applications Friday.

VIENNA — Those seeking jobs made their way to the Grand Pointe Conference Center for the Spring Job Fair, sponsored by The Marietta Times and The Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

For a three-hour period Friday those who came had the opportunity to see what at at least 30 area companies had to offer in different fields.

William Knicely, of Belleville, said he did not attend previous job fairs but decided to come out and filled out a few applications.

“I thought I’d give it a try to see what’s out there,” he said.

With him was Justin Miller, of St. Marys, who was at his first job fair.

Photo by Jeffrey Saulton Suzan Sunseri, of Belpre, looks over an application she filled out during the Spring Job Fair, sponsored by The Marietta Times and The Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

“We’re here hoping to find something,” he said.

Stacy Kelley, an office administrator for Resource Employment Solutions, was at the fair recruiting for the first time. Kelley said the company is an on-site temporary employment agency for Pactiv in Mineral Wells.

Kelley said she was busy at the fair.

“I’ve had several applications and several resumes turned in,” she said. “I’ve seen some promising ones today.”

Gunnar Rowe, of Marietta, was at the fair and putting in applications at several companies in various fields.

Photo by Jeffrey Saulton Filling out applications for places at the Spring Job Fair, sponsored by The Marietta Times and The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, are William Knicely, of Belleville, and Justin Miller, of St. Marys.

“I’m looking for anything I can get, but my main experience is in manufacturing,” he said. “I’m applying at every place and see what happens.”

Suzan Sunseri, of Belpre, said she came to the fair looking for openings in two areas.

“I was hoping to find something in clerical or customer service,” she said.

Chad Eades and Betsy Smith said their company DHL was trying build up a list of individuals they can call on for openings in their operation at DuPont.

Eades said the company has a long list of jobs they need to fill at different times.

“It is a very diverse list of jobs,” he said. “We have shuttle drivers we need, dispatchers, fork lift operators, information technology and others.”

Companies at Friday’s fair were DHL Supply Chain, ResCare Residential Services, Resource Employment Solutions, Pilot Flying J, HAVAR Inc., Heartland of Marietta, Classic Carriers, Universal Pressure Pumping, Yenkin Majestic Paint Co., Official Call, Marietta, Parkersburg and Vienna Lowe’s, Yellow Taxi, Eagle Pointe, Magnum Magnetics, Wood County Senior Citizens Association, Successervices, Wexford Health, WASCO Inc., RHDD, B&L Agency, Westbrook Services, Phoenix Associates, The Willows, HealthSouth, St. Marys Correctional Center, West Virginia Regional Jail Authority, West Virginia Division of Juvenile Justice, West Virginia Department of Corrections, Transportation Security Administration, Quanex Building Products, Cardinal Concrete and Housecalls.