Regional job seekers find opportunities at employment fair

Published: Friday, July 26, 2013 at 06:49 PM.

Yates, who will move to Crestview with his family in the next several weeks, seemed optimistic after the job fair.

"I made some good contacts this morning," he said. "We're looking forward to settling here. It's a wonderful community. I've seen nothing but good things here."

"I'm finding a lot of opportunities," Randolph said. "I'm happy about that."

Reid, a 2013 Crestview High graduate, said he was offered an interview for an opening at the state correctional facility. The state and county Departments of Corrections hosted booths at the fair.

Jennifer Cantrell of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said the agency talked to several qualified applicants, including Rathburn.

"We're excited to have some potential openings for these folks," she said. "Most have that initial security background, so transitioning into this job is fairly painless for them."

"We've taken a lot of applications from good, qualified people," said Misty Elliott, a subcontractor liaison with Oliver's Landscaping and Nursery in Holt.

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