The executive director of the Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce said the job fair the Chamber hosted last week was a success

Executive Director Mandy White said that approximately 26 businesses attended the career fair and approximately 65 job seekers attended the event throughout the day.

“Several of the companies told me they were able to get really good leads and make good contacts and overall they thought the event was very successful,” she said.

While a large number of the attendees were displaced Georgia Pacific workers, White said she met and spoke with several who were not connected with GP.

“There are a lot of people in our town looking for work and we wanted to help all of them,” she said

White said the Chamber is committed to helping anyone find employment and is closely working with the Arkansas Workforce. Those looking for resources or assistance with job seeking may visit the Chamber.

Additionally, the chamber is working to host workshops and resourceful events in the future. White said she hopes to soon host a resume writing workshop for those who need assistance with formatting resumes or writing cover letters.

Though the Chamber is committed to helping the unemployed find work, White said she has not let that take away from her focus of adding new members and enhancing the network of businesses within the Chamber.

White said that 12 more businesses have joined the Chamber this quarter with still three weeks left to go before it ends.

At the end of the month White will host her quarterly networking event which is meant to bring all of the chamber members together to collaborate and discuss ways to improve the Crossett economy.

This quarter’s event will be a luncheon and the speaker will focus on social media.

White said her past events have been very successful and have been well received by Chamber members.

“I want business owners to be able to come together, share ideas, discuss ways we can make improvements that benefit all of us,” White said.

The event will be on Sept. 30 at the Crossett Economic Development Commission’s Community Center Building.

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