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Hundreds Flock to Haney Technical Institute for Job Fair

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With resumes in hand people are thirsty for a break. Searching for an extra source of income or a career. Friday, People drank from the oasis at the Haney Job Fair and for job seeker Jonathan Wesley, it's about much more than just finding a job.

"I want a career," said Wesley. "I don't want another job. I'm tired of jobs."

Wesley is among hundreds of people flooding the hall looking for their big chance.

"Right now, sales are getting my attention," said Wesley. "People tell me I have a personality. So, I really think I can excel in that."

And wearing a smile is just one of the ways Wesley sells himself.

"I always try to set myself aside from everybody else by looking nice," said Wesley. "And it helps because I like to look nice anyway."

"It was very nice to see people out here dressed professional ready to see employers to better their careers," said John Catchen-Dunn. "That's what it's all about."

Catchen-Dunn is a part of one business looking to fill positions. He says experience key.

"We've met a few people that have some experience," said Catchen-Dunn. "And that's important for us. People who want to better their careers and come work at a spa like us."

And Catchen-Dunn says the fair isn't just beneficial for job seekers.

"This is a great opportunity, this is where we'd like to be when people are out looking to get the exposure and say 'hey, we are out there for ya,'" said Catchen-Dunn.  

Leaving the job fair, Wesley is in good spirits, feeling a renewed sense of hope.

"Now, I have options," said Wesley. "And that is a really good place to be when you didn't really feel like you were going anywhere at first."

Catchen-Dunn says they take any where from 3 to 5 people from events like today. For those five or so people, it could mean big life changes.