By: Benjamin Whittle
On October 4, the 5th Annual Fall Community Career Fair was held in the Jean & Paul Amos Studio from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The career fair hosted 50 different employers from a variety of fields, including military, police, medical, business, and food service employers. The main floor was packed with a spectrum of company booths ranging from Waffle House and Escambia County Sherriff’s Office to Andrews Institute and UTC Aerospace Systems.
Workforce Escarosa and Pensacola State College hosted the event, with special contributions from Buffalo Rock, Publix, and Krispy Kreme. The career fair provided PSC students and community members the opportunity to talk to a wide range of employers.
Attendees were asked to sign in at the door and then proceeded to the main room of the event containing the company booths. Additional rooms were provided for filling out applications.
Damionya Daniels, a PSC student in attendance, said that she was looking for a job that was “basically stability, something that I’ll have for a while.” She thought that the job fair was a good place to find one of these jobs.
Another PSC student in attendance, Josh Beard, said that the job fair was “well-organized and doing well.”
Philip Griffith, who was representing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said that the job fair provided “good exposure” for the companies. However, Griffith also said that “not a lot of success” was had at finding new employees at previous job fairs he had attended.
The PSC job fair was a success to many of the companies that attended as well as a success for some students.