Thursday, March 3, 2011

Seekers from around Utah attend job fair at UBATC

A job fair Thursday for those seeking jobs in the energy and transportation industries was well attended by many from across Utah. “Right now there’s quite a few truck driving jobs,” said Marilyn Wallis, a specialist with state Department of Workforce Services in Vernal. A similar job fair held recently in Roosevelt featured four employers and drew about 40 job seekers. The event was such a success that it led to Thursday’s job fair at Uintah Basin Applied Technology College, Wallis said.

Within 15 minutes of the two-hour job fair opening last week, an estimated 300 people had showed up to talk with the 19 employers on hand. DWS staffers were also at last week’s job fair to inform attendees of programs offered by the agency, which include resume and interviewing training courses twice at monthly at the local offices. Those interested need to register online at or contact the Vernal Employment Center at 435-781-4100.