This loss of jobs has left families searching for income. It has also sparked a conversation during a prayer meeting at the Clarkson Baptist Church that turned into a larger project for the church members.
Member Doris McCugh says it was this particular prayer meeting that left her wondering how to bridge a gap for area employers, businesses and entrepreneurs with potential employees. The idea of a job fair was implemented but ended up becoming a wider bridge for the community, says McCugh.
She said more information, ideas and advocates began coming her way. Within days the job fair had exploded into a resourcing fair for Grayson County. She said people searching for a new or better way to do things is what they can expect to find.
The event will be held on Saturday, June 27th from 8:00am-1:00pm at Clarkson Baptist Church. The event is a “come and go as you please” format with mini 15-30 minute seminars taking place throughout the day.
Grayson County Tourism Board, K-CHIP, ECTC, Mid-Continent University, Armed Forces Recruiters and Mannatech will be a few of the exhibitors available. Interested persons can also hear seminars dealing with budgeting, investments, using the internet to save money, writing resumes, creating a home business and your own economic stimulus plan.
McCugh says she recently moved back to Grayson County in January and thinks this project will be a great way for neighbors to help neighbors. She said she moved back to Grayson County knowing that the area was very community oriented.
She said the job fair is also a way to help educate people of potential opportunities in hopes of showing “a different way of doing things then what they have always, always done.”
For more information you can contact Doris McCugh at 502-724-7548.