TORRINGTON, Wyo. 38 businesses all across the states of Nebraska and Wyoming joined the Job Expo at Eastern Wyoming College to fill their open positions.
Attendees were told to bring their resumes and dress professionally because many businesses are looking to hire on the spot.
“They need to make an impression even if they are not applying for a job until they graduate,” said Jo Ellen Kiegley, Testing and Career Services Coordinator for Eastern Wyoming College. “If they can say I met you at the Eastern Wyoming College Job Expo and I talked to you about whatever it was, if you left a good impression, they are going to remember you.”
Positions in Veterinary Tech, Agriculture, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Welding, Manufacturing, Trucking, Banking and office work are available across businesses in Wyoming and Nebraska.
The Wyoming Department of Corrections is among businesses that have multiple positions open across the state.
“We have several positions all over the state of Wyoming from Torrington, Riverton, Newcastle and Rawlins,” said Patrick Montney, Senior Human Resources Associate for Wyoming Department of Corrections.
The positions available are categorized in food services, officers, administration and maintenance.
The Wyoming Air National Guard is another among having many positions available. They have 90 positions available just in their wing in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
They say the job expo helps with the one on one interactions with those who are interested.
“You get to bring down those walls, see what they are about and find out their why,” said Staff Sergeant Mark Brinkman, Production Recruiter and Retainer for Wyoming Air National Guard. “Find out why that person wants it and what fuels them.”
For the employees looking to hire for their open positions, they agree that first impressions are everything.
“Perception is reality right?” said SSGT Brinkman. “Let’s say you come across someone dirty and they have stuff underneath their fingernails. You can definitely tell things about someone just by their looks without talking to them initially.”
Keigley says the goal is finding a position for everyone that is looking for a job or career.
The businesses that attended include: Adams Land and Cattle, LLC, Alliance Animal Clinic, Grand Mere Restaurant Group (Pizza Hut), Great Clips (Susa Services, LTD), Animal Clinic of Rapid City and Emergency Veterinary Hospital, Wyoming Child and Family Development, Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy, WESTCO, 21st Century Equipment, Avenues Pet Clinic, Dillard’s Salon (Frontier Mall), Diversified Services, Inc. (DSI), Goshen County Sheriff’s Office, High Country Industrial Corp., The Barnes Group, KNEB, State of Wyoming Department of Workforce Services and Vocational Rehab, Wheatland REA and Tri State G&T, US Air Force Recruiting (Cheyenne, Wyoming), Sports Clips Haircuts, Platte Valley Companies, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, McDonalds, Nebraska Animal Medical Center, Panhandle Coop, PMG, Inc. Goshen County Weed and Pest, Regis Salon, Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution, Sage Truck Driving School, Swift Transportation, Western Nebraska Veterans Home, Wyoming Air National Guard, Wyoming Machinery Company, Vetras Torrington, Knife River, Eastern Wyoming College (Physical Plant) and Wyoming Army National Guard.
The businesses say the best way to apply is by going on their websites.