Business & Technology
Wed June 1, 2011
Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Holds Job Fair
Two new companies are coming to Springfield, one is an insurance firm and the other sells gift items. Between the two of them, hundreds of the jobs could be coming to Clark County. That's why the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, along with the Workforce Development Center, is holding a job fair tomorrorw to connect job seekers with employers.
With an 8.9% unemployment rate, Springfield's lackluster economy has made it hard to fine a job. But the situation is changing thanks to the arrival of 31 Gifts and Code Blue, and the growth isn't limited to these companies.
Amy Donahoe with the Chamber of Commerce says she's noticed a lot of growth with other businesses around town.
Amy Donahoe says there will be 30 employers at the job fair, all of whom plan on hiring within the next 3-6 months. She says she expects even more employment opportunities will be available in the future when the Springfield Regional Hospital opens in November.