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Job expo draws large crowd

Reported by: Susan Parker
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Updated: 10/02/2013 7:50 pm
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Kelly Soehren hopes to stand out in this crowd to a potential employer, but so far no bites.

"I've been filling out lots of applications, but I haven't had much luck yet."

She is among those who fill this Mississippi University for Women gymnasium for the 18th annual Golden Triangle Employment Expo.

More than 50 employers are meeting face-to-face with Mississippians and others hoping to find a job or move up in their field.

"Our work force is built upon hard work, longevity and a great work ethic, so those folks can be trained," Golden Triangle WIN Job Center Manager Daphne James said.

That work force is well-represented and they arrive in large numbers.

"There's a lot of them out there which is good for the employers, but bad for them," Magnolia Business System representative Becky Laughlin said.

Sean Davidson believes he's got what it takes to find work in the education field.

"It can be intimidating, but I know that I have the skills to acquire a position and when I get that job, I'll give one hundred ten percent."

Getting that across to a potential employer will be essential.
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