The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Local and State News

April 24, 2013

Enid Job Fair Monday at Convention Hall

ENID, Okla. — About 40 area businesses have signed up for the Enid Job Fair 3-7 p.m. Monday at Convention Hall.

“It looks like we have at least 40 employers represented and about 150 job openings,” said Lisa Powell, associate director of Enid Regional Development Alliance.

The job fair is open to anyone, and no pre-registration is required. Autry Technology Center has sponsored job fairs in the past, but has not in recent years, she said. Autry is a partner with ERDA for Monday’s job fair.

“We have hundreds of jobs available in Enid. These are just a fraction of those available. We want to make it as easy as possible to match employers with job seekers,” Powell said.

Job fairs sometimes are the easiest way to raise awareness and provide a venue for employers and employees, she said. ERDA has advertised in southern Kansas and in several communities in Oklahoma, trying to draw prospective employees from the region.

There will be opportunities for people to conduct job interviews at the job fair, and Powell suggested applicants come dressed for the interview and bring a resume. If they do not have a resume, job applications will be available.

“I have no idea what to expect. I would love to have at least 500 show up. I will be sitting on pins and needles to see how many come,” Powell said. “The more the merrier.”

Powell hopes the net is being cast wide enough to reach people in other communities who have not found work. There also may be people in Enid who are unemployed. The job fair will welcome high school graduates who don’t plan to go to college, Autry Tech students and Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Northern Oklahoma College students.

There are large employers and smaller employers who will be represented at the job fair, and Powell said they all have multiple job openings.

“There should be a lot to choose from,” she said. “The sheer number of openings indicates they are having trouble filling jobs.”

Representatives of Autry Tech, NWOSU and NOC also want to talk to people who want to train for specific jobs, or retrain for other jobs. Companies to be represented at the job fair are listed on the ERDA website,

“We’re still taking reservations from companies through Friday,” she said.

Text Only
Local and State News
  • Lady_Liberty_A-26_3_BH_W.jpg Work begins on Lady Liberty's engine

    A-26 Lady Liberty Support Group has raised $20,000 of the $60,000 needed for rebuilding the engine of the bomber, which saw action in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cool Snap_Hass_W.jpg Cool snap brings heat relief to Oklahoma, Arkansas

    A cold front headed for Oklahoma and Arkansas will bring unseasonably cool temperatures and a chance of rain through next week, weather forecasters said Monday.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • City of Enid brand.jpg City moves next meeting to Monday

    Their meeting and study session, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 5, will be on Monday instead.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • iw_worldtour_3lines_flat_hd.jpg TNA Impact Wrestling announces show in Enid

    TNA Impact Wrestling will make a stop in Enid in September.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Trentadue.jpg Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

    Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue says the FBI won’t release security camera videos that show a second person was with Timothy McVeigh when he parked a truck outside the Oklahoma City federal building and detonated a bomb, killing 168 people.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo 1 Link

  • crime stoppers web.jpg Truck reported stolen in Enid

    The victim told the reporting officer sometime between 7:30 p.m. July 16 and 11:30 a.m. July 17, someone took a vehicle from in front of their residence. The vehicle is a gray 1991 Dodge Dakota displaying 2014 Oklahoma tag 205-HUV.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rodeo 1_W.jpg Rush of adrenaline

    Teen’s interest in bullriding leads to 4th-in-nation recognition at National High School Finals Rodeo.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 2 earthquakes recorded

    Two small earthquakes were recorded Sunday in northwestern Oklahoma.

    July 27, 2014

  • County Commissioners meeting Monday

    The Board of Garfield County Commissioners is expected to receive an update Monday on work at the future home of the Enid and Garfield County Emergency Management office and the Garfield County Sheriff's Office.

    July 27, 2014

  • Fairview Play 2_W.jpg Funds raised from musical to help assisted living in Fairview

    A proposed $1.6 million assisted living facility in Fairview will soon be getting a boost in funding from musical performances and dinners.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

News Photos

Enid News & Eagle photos taken throughout February 2014. Enjoy full-access all ENE photos at