Job fair scheduled for late April; other local agecies aim to help the jobless

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — The news can be bleak day after day, when companies like Peabody declare bankruptcy and the BNSF talks about closing its Sheridan stop . The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce has compiled this list of key local employment resources, including information on an upcoming job fair: *Sheridan Workforce Center* (a part of the State of Wyoming's Department of Workforce Services), temporarily located at 1095 Sugarview Drive (behind Perkins Family Restaurant on Coffeen Ave.), 672-9775, A primary source of area job openings, but also offering one-on-one services with interest assessments, resume preparation, and interviewing tips and practice. *Resource Staffing* (private, locally owned employment service), 304 Coffeen Ave., 675-1960. Also specializing in temporary staffing and work that allows for flexible scheduling. These two organizations are not only sources of local job openings, the Chamber says, but are available for other types of job-seeking help as well, such as interest assessments, resume preparation, and interviewing tips and practice. And on Thursday, April 28, the VA Medical Center will host a job fair in the Auditorium, Building 61, 1898 Fort Road. The annual Veterans' Job Fair is open to non-veterans as well. During the Job Fair, veterans and community members can meet representatives from educational institutions, community partners, and local businesses. Some of the participating employers will be planning to do on-the-spot interviews (so be prepared). 1-2 p.m. - veterans only, and from 2-4 p.m., the fair will be open to the general public. The job fair is sponsored by the Sheridan VA Medical Center and the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. For more information, call Jamie Yellowtail at 675-5414 or Jodi Bourne at 672-3473 Ext 3868. #dally #news #whatshappening