With many Ponca City companies seeking new employees and offering training programs to teach needed company skills, such as Mertz Manufacturing’s training program for welding, Ponca Works Manager Liz Leaming saw the need for a job fair to attract possible employees for these companies. 19 companies with over a 100 job openings will be at the University Center on Thursday, March 29th at from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. These employers will be taking applications, interviewing and hiring that day for positions.
As the base economy of manufacturing continues to increase in the Kay County area, the demand for skilled employees is exceeding current local supply. Ponca City employers need more people to fill these currently open jobs in Ponca City. Ponca Works does many ‘grow your own’ workforce programs with local primary and secondary students such as “Career & Cookies” and Girl Power! Camp. These programs seek to educate future employees on the needs of the local economy. Many of these currently open positions require certain skill sets as well as certifications and secondary education.
The job fair will be hosted at the University Center and is open to the general public. Resume assistance will be available, so make sure to bring your skill lists and past job information with you. Mark your calendars and attend this job fair at 2800 N14th Street on March 29th from 10 am until 3 pm. Find a list of employers and job postings on PoncaWorks.com. For more information about the job fair including employers and jobs available, please go to www.poncaworks.com or call Liz Leaming at 580-765-7070.