To all our employers who showed up early, and had a smile on their face all day long, even if they didn't feel like "peopling" that day, thank you. To all our employers who spoke to people all day long, and interviewed, and poured over resumes and applications to find a great fit for that person and for their company, thank you. To all our employers that have great jobs to improve the quality of life for this community, thank you.
To the public who came and shook hands, even though their anxiety of selling their skill set to strangers had them in knots, thank you. To the public to put on nice pants and put their best foot forward to make the experience valuable for their future and their family's future, thank you.
To our partners at the University Center who worked tirelessly to make sure that people knew where they were going and that trash cans were emptied, thank you. To our partners at the University Center who marketed so much that Facebook asked them to stop, thank you.
It was a very successful job fair yesterday. Many lives were changed just by showing up, as the job of their dreams became a reality for them. A big thank you to all involved!
Ponca Works director Liz Leaming shares her musings on the state of workforce in Ponca City, Oklahoma.