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County-wide job fair planned for June 22

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - The City of Sallisaw, in partnership with the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce, has announced a county-wide job fair to be held on Tuesday, June 22.

Local businesses will have booths set up from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Farmer’s Market location, west of the Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library. Everyone is encouraged to stop by and review job openings from all over Sequoyah County, as well as the surrounding area.

Companies will be accepting applications on site for all types of jobs and salary ranges, from entry to executive levels. Participating businesses will have the ability to conduct interviews and hire employees on the spot.

“This is a great opportunity for businesses and citizens alike. Businesses will be able to fill job openings, and citizens will be able to secure a job or even start a new career,” said George Bormann, Economic Development Director.

The Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce will be providing a hotdog lunch, cooked by Mayor Ernie Martens.

In the event of inclement weather, a rain day has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 29 .

Individuals are encouraged to begin applying for jobs, as federal unemployment benefits will soon be ending. On May 17, Governor Kevin Stitt announced that the State of Oklahoma will opt out of federal unemployment programs effective on June 27, 2021.

Businesses wanting to register for the event should contact Marty Green at the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce, 918-775-2558, or George Bormann, Economic Development Director, 918-315- 8605.

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