Dozens search for manufacturing jobs at Kannapolis job fair

by: Tina Terry Updated:

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Dozens of people searching for jobs in manufacturing learned how to compete for them Thursday.

A seminar and networking event was held at the R3 Center in Kannapolis. Speakers at the event said manufacturing jobs have changed a lot over the past 10 years.

They say employers are paying more attention to whether applicants have computer skills, strong resumes and whether they have training.

"They're gonna need to have that training that lets the employer know they're able to go in and think fast on their feet," said Keri Allman, director of RQ Career Services.

The R3 Center is offering some resume writing workshops and other classes that will help those in need of a job.

Jan. 21 at 9:30 a.m.: Networking Methods
Jan. 30 at 11 a.m.: Stand Out From the Competition
Feb. 18 - March 27 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Computer Skills for the Worker

For more information, call R3 Center at 704-216-7201.