COLUMBIA, Missouri (KMIZ)
The Missouri Job Center today hosted its last drop-in hiring event for the year.
Walk-in Wednesdays offer employers and job seekers a way to discuss job opportunities and conduct one-on-one interviews.
Many employers are struggling to hire employees due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
There were a total of 13 job seekers who attended the event today.
Employers from various fields were on hand for the event, including Cornerstones of Care, the Boone County Sheriff’s 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 said: “The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is a great place to start a career in law enforcement and a safe work environment.”
Collins said no experience was needed and training would be provided. All applicants need a high school diploma.
Raising Cain, a new restaurant in the Columbia area, is looking to fill all positions before the restaurant officially opens on November 9.
Jarrett Smith, Restaurant Chef for Raising Cane’s, said, “We are a human company that serves chicken. We invest in our people and people invest in us. ”
Smith said Raising Cane’s is flexible and offers vacations.
EDUStaff was on hand at the event hoping to recruit teachers and substitute teachers for Columbia Public Schools.
Jim Smith, an EDUStaff employee, said, “We are looking for people from all walks of life. with us.”
While this is the last drop-in hiring event on Wednesday for the remainder of the year, the Columbia Job Center will continue to host individual employer recruiting events and will resume its hiring events without an appointment. see you on Wednesday in February 2022.
For more information, visit jobs.mo.gov