All job-seekers welcome to laid-off miners' job fair

HENDERSON, Ky. - More than 30 employers are scheduled to participate in the event, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Sandy Lee Watkins Lab at Henderson Community College's Sullivan Technology Center.

The fair will also feature information regarding education, training, social service and entrepreneurship support.

"The mine closures are a dark cloud, but a silver lining could be the hiring of these talented people with other local companies," Kyndle CEO Brad Schneider said in a statement.

In the weeks leading up to the fair the Kentucky Career Center is offering classes and workshops to help displaced miners and others prepare their job resume and interviewing skills. For more information about these classes and other resources available at the Kentucky Career Center, contact Rhonda Bowles at 270-831-8434.

Attending the job fair will be representatives AIG Financial Network, State Farm, Audubon Metals, Big Rivers Electric Corp., the Carpenters and Millwright Union, CB&I, Century Aluminum Sebree, the city of Henderson, the Earle C. Clements Job Corps Academy, Gibbs Die Casting, Trelleborg Vibracoustic, Lowe's Henderson, Weaver Dalton &Associates, Hydro Aluminum, J&B Mechanical, Kelly Services, Labor Ready, MS Companies, Pioneer Plastics, Pittsburg Tank & Tower, Precast Metals, Tyson Foods, Hercules Manufacturing, Titan Contracting & Leasing Co. and Teknor Color.

Information will also be available concerning Edward Jones, Fifth Third Bank, the Murray State University Small Business Development Center, HCC, Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the Green River Area Development District.

There will no charge for employers to have a table at the fair. To reserve a table or for more information, contact Kyndle Economic Development Coordinator John Mathias at 270-826-7505 or

The Jan. 29 job fair is a joint effort of Kyndle, the Northwest Kentucky Training Consortium, the Green River Area Development District, Union County First, Henderson Community College Workforce Solutions, the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet and the Murray State Small Business Development Center.


Kyndle would like to thank The Gleaner and Union County First for the use of images throughout this site.