Job fair attendance may exceed previous year’s

Staff report

Curry County looks to continue its low unemployment rate with today’s Spring Job Fair.

According to a press release from the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, the job fair is a collaboration between the Regional Growth Management Office and the P-4, or the Public-Private Private-Public, Partnership.

The P-4 partnership is a joint effort by the city of Portales, the city of Clovis, Roosevelt County, Curry County, and Cannon Air Force Base to help members of the community find jobs that match their skills.

Raymond Mondragon, of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments, said 40 employers signed up this year to man booths at the Clovis Civic Center.

Individuals looking for jobs will have a chance to meet potential employers and some companies will be conducting on-site interviews.

Mondragon said the job fair, which opens starts at 3 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m., looks to exceed the 167 attendees it had last year.

“I encourage anyone to come look around,” said Mondragon, “Whether you’re looking to get a job or just looking for a new job.”