"I've been looking for a couple months now. It's not a lot of availability out there right now."
That's why 19-year old Connor Maxwell Harvey and his dad came to the public works department for its first job fair.
"He needs to know the quality of putting in a good day's work."
John Maxwell Harvey is a longtime resident. He's seen the changes to the city.
"There use to be tons of factory jobs."
But, a lot of them aren't here anymore. That's helped push the unemployment rate from 11.9% to 12.5%.
"With the unemployment rate as high as they are, you got to start somewhere."
It's a seasonal start which could become permanent.
"If, in fact, we're looking for a full-time employee, then we would go look for those people who are on our auxiliary or seasonal employees."
And the face-to-face interaction gives Maxwell Harvey an opportunity to separate himself.
"It gives you a kind of an idea of what you want to go in to and it gives you a chance to show yourself because you can't really get everything off a piece of paper. Something you can only get from person-to-person."
"Love seeing people here and that's a great thing for the town."
More than 50 people will be hired in the next month. Pay starts at $8.50 - $10.00, but goes up based on experience.
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