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New Hampshire

November 16, 2013

N.H. job fair slated for Derry

State tries to link seekers and recruiters

DERRY — New Hampshire job seekers get a shot to come off the unemployment line through a job fair tomorrow.

About 40 employers are recruiting at the New Hampshire Employment Security job fair scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway.

Derry planning director George Sioras said it’s a good time for people to be looking for work.

“We’ve seen an uptick in business the last year or two,” Sioras said. “With new projects happening, that’s a message that people are maybe more confident in the economy.”

The job fair comes as an economic report released last week said New Hampshire will finally see employment reach pre-recession levels by May.

Gov. Maggie Hassan encouraged job seekers to consider the Derry job fair.

“Events like the Derry Job Fair, which connect New Hampshire’s talented workers with employers looking to hire, are an invaluable part of our efforts to strengthen our innovation economy,” Hassan said.

Among the 40 employers are B.J.’s Wholesale Club, FedEx, Hitachi Cable America Inc., Home Depot, North American Power, Ed’s Flooring America, Northwestern Mutual and Jackson Hewitt.

The Army, Navy and U.S. Postal Service also are recruiting.

Employment Security said employers are looking to fill jobs with machinists, manufacturing engineers, cooks, warehouse personnel, delivery drivers and customer service agents.

Commissioner George Copadis said the job fair is an effort to stimulate the state’s economy, make local employers more successful and get the unemployed back to work.

The state’s job fairs have attracted as many as 800 people. One was held in Salem this summer.

A complete list of employers can be found at nhes.nh.gov.

For more information, call 228-4083.

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