Surry County job fair draws a lot of employers

The Surry Department of Social Services hosted its second 2016 job fair at the Surry County Parks and Recreations building Wednesday.

Many of the tables were hiring for home care specialist positions jobs created under Medicaid. Outreach Child Care and Surry Parks and Recreation stood out from the bunch, offering jobs outside of the Medicaid program.

“We are more concerned with finding the right type of person,” said Ms. Lloyd Fleury, director at Outreach Child Care. “As long as you have the right attitude and initiative, we will work with you. We want to see our employees go and get their certificates. Take one class at a time, as long as you love children.”

Fleury described Outreach Child Care’s weekly focus on a specific children’s book. The book selected is the center of a week full of activities that lend to memories we turn to our whole lives.

The Surry Parks and Recreation Department is looking for summer counselors and groundskeepers. Applicants can fill out an Application at 205 Enos Farm Drive, Surry, Virginia 23883.

The market for homecare providers has many positions to fill. Helping Hands Facilitators, LLC, is looking for one person immediately to help with day to day operations, but is creating 50 jobs in homecare. Tamara Hardy can be reached at 757-294-3205.

New Beginning Inc. is also looking for qualified candidates to provide homecare. They can be reached at 804-834-3490. The Personal Care Preferred Group has open positions as well. They can be reached at 800-598-9854.The Sunrise Home Care Agency is looking for fifteen qualified candidates. They can be reached at 757-539-4663.

There are more hiring events coming to Surry in the near Future. I was told the Food Lion Distribution Center will be looking to hire 30 people at their Surry County Resource and Employment Center event on June 8, between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. at 11916 Rolfe Highway, Surry, VA 23883. Chick-Fil-A is hosting a similar event today from 1:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. at the Resource and Employment Center.

Featured Photo: Ben May/Sussex-Surry Dispatch
The scene at the Surry Department of Social Service’s Job Fair last week.

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