The Southeast Iowa Regional Job was held at the National Guard Armory in Middletown on May 30th with 37 different employers throughout the region.
Lee County companies included Roquette America, Silgan Containers, Scotts Miracle Gro, Gregory Manufacturing, Stuke Plastics, Bagcraft, Conagra, Huffman Welding and Machine, Independent Can and Siemens Gamasa.
This was an opportunity for over 200 local job seekers to talk one-on-one with companies looking to hire. "It's important to find a good fit," commented Silgan Containers Fort Madison Plant Manager Bruce Hardy. "In this job market, even finding one person that's a good fit will be worth our time here."
The Regional Job Fair is held every two years and hosted by IowaWorks, Lee County EDG, the Burlington Partnership, Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber, Louisa Economic Developemnt Group, SCC, Vocational Rehabilitation, Iowa National Guard and SEIBUS.