On July 22nd we hosted a job fair for Amec Foster Wheeler, a company seeking to hire 250 people for its solar panel installation project in Powhatan. The company hoped to attract 100 job seekers to the event. Instead, they had 220! The company took the time to interview everyone who showed up and was very pleased at the high quality of our region’s workforce.
They’ll be sorting through their interview paperwork and contacting those moving forward in the hiring process. Good luck to all the job seekers who participated in this event. As the company moves forward with its various rounds of hiring, we’ll continue to coordinate and communicate the details of those events.
Many thanks for all of our workforce partners on the Business Solutions Team who showed up to help us – CWI, DARS, Job Corp, Regional Adult Ed, and the VEC!