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Record Turnout For KKTV Job Fair

By: Betty Sexton, KKTV
By: Betty Sexton, KKTV

A record turnout today at the KKTV job fair as 1,700 people showed up at the Doubletree Hilton on Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard today, armed with resumes and questions for employers.

More than 70 different employers were there today, looking for workers. They include businesses like Home Depot - searching for seasonal and part time workers- as well as Sinton Dairy which is expanding - and ITT Excelis, which is hoping to add more than 50 engineers at its local facility.

Job seekers told us that the last few months have been pretty rough.

"I've been going through unemployment and that's been working out okay," said Rhonda Lewis, "but I'm still in the process of looking for a job. It's pretty hard even with a bachelor's degree."

"I've had two months of leave from the military and I spent that time looking for a new job," said Aaron Ewell. "And I'll be honest it's been tough. One of the challenges I'm facing is since I'm transitioning between careers it's hard to find companies looking for someone that's entry level."

We want to thank our co-sponsor of the KKTV job fair - Pikes Peak Workforce Center.

The next job fair is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30th in Cripple Creek.
Most of those employers are in Teller County.


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