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Columbia job center holds last walk-in Wednesday hiring event for the year


The Missouri Job Center hosted its final walk-in Wednesday's hiring event for the year today.

Walk-in Wednesday's provides a way for employers and job seekers to discuss job opportunities and to conduct one-on-one interviews.

Many employers are having a difficult time hiring employees due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

There were a total of 13 job seekers who attended the event today.

Employers from a range of fields were on-site for the event like Cornerstones of Care, the Boone County Sheriff Department, the US Transportation Security Agency and Raising Cane's.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office is looking to hire control room officers and detention officers.

Deputy Andrew Collins says, "The Boone County Sheriff Office is a good place to start a career in law enforcement and a safe environment to work in."

Collins said there is no experience needed and training will be provided. All applicants need is a high school diploma.

Raising Cain a new restaurant in the Columbia area is looking to fill all positions before the restaurant's grand opening on Nov. 9th.

Jarrett Smith restaurant leader for Raising Cane's says, "We are a people business that happens to serve chicken. We invest in our people and people invest in us."

Smith said Raising Cane's is flexible and offers holidays off.

EDUStaff was on-site at the event hoping to recruit teachers and substitute teachers for Columbia Public Schools.

Jim Smith an employee of EDUStaff says, "We are looking for people from all different backgrounds. People that have teaching backgrounds, people that may not have teaching backgrounds but they have a college background in education a minimum of 60 hours to come in and work with us."

Although this was the last walk-in Wednesday's hiring event for the rest of the year, the Columbia Job Center will continue to hold individual employer recruitment events and will resume its walk-in Wednesday's hiring events in February of 2022.

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Erika McGuire


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