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BELFRY, Ky. -- More than 100 job seekers attended the Tug Valley Job and Resource Fair today cohosted by Congressmen Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) and Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) at Belfry High School. Employers and educators from more than 40 businesses and schools offered jobs, education and training during the event. 

"Our congressional districts have a lot in common, so Congressman Evan Jenkins and I are proud to team up to advocate for our Appalachian region, and jobs are at the top of our lists," said Congressman Rogers. "Our best resource is our people, so we're here to help connect our incredible workforce to employers with good paying jobs and educators who can enhance their skill sets." 

The job fair highlighted more than 100 vacancies at the Kentucky Department of Corrections and UPS; 60 available positions at Halliburton and more than 20 job openings at the Mountain Comprehensive Care Centers.

The job fair was organized by Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR), Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP), American Job Centers, Carl D. Perkins Job Corp, Belfry Volunteer Fire Department, Belfry High School, local chambers of commerce, Big Sandy Community Action Agency and the Big Sandy Area Development District. 
Job Seekers at Tug Valley Job Fair
Congressman Rogers greets job seekers at the Tug Valley Job & Resource Fair
Reps. Rogers & Jenkins at Job Fair
Congressmen Rogers & Jenskins greet folks at the job fair
Tug Valley Job & Resource Fair
Tug Valley Job & Resource Fair