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April 18, 2014

Employers, jobseekers, meet at Job Fair

GREENSBURG — Twenty-eight prospective employers attended the annual Greensburg-Decatur County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Job Fair Thursday, and plenty of Decatur Countians came out for a look at the work on offer.

By 5:15 p.m., in fact, some 320 attendees had visited the fair, according to EDC executive director Marc Coplon (the event lasted from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.).

Greensburg-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce executive director Jeff Emsweller was on hand, too, greeting job seekers as they filed into City Hall for the annual event. Emsweller told the Daily News that the employers on hand Thursday had more than 150 jobs to fill.

Those employers, Emsweller added, were serious about finding qualified applicants to fill the positions. In addition to an “application area,” where Job Fair attendees could complete and submit applications, the event also included an “interview room,” Emsweller said. As of 12:30, at least seven employers had used the room for on-the-spot interviews of exceptionally qualified fairgoers.

“We’re hoping jobseekers come in, fill out an application, leave a resume and a good impression and establish a connection,” Emsweller said.

Emsweller touted the fact that Decatur County enjoyed the second-highest job-growth rate in Indiana for 2013, attributing that success largely to Coplon. “He has worked really hard on establishing relationships with existing companies right here in Decatur County,” Emsweller said. “His work with the EDC is a big reason why Delta [Faucet], Honda and Hitachi [Powdered Metals] have been expanding in the last couple years and a big reason why they’re here today, looking for qualified new applicants.”

Decatur County’s employment rate, according to Emsweller, currently stands at 6.3 percent, whereas this time last year it was between 8.4 and 9 percent.

Coplon quantified those numbers, telling the Daily News that Decatur County added 1,190 jobs in 2013. “We’re creating jobs at the second-fastest rate in the state,” Coplon reiterated. “That’s out of all 92 Indiana counties, and I think that’s something to be deeply proud of.”

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