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Drive Thru Jobfest makes filling openings as easy as possible

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It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.  Drive up, receive a bag, and go apply.  Job seekers received information on open positions in a minute and it's all layed out in one bag.  It's a different kind of approach to job hunting, providing everything a job seeker needs without taking valuable time out of your day.

A Drive Thru Jobfest was held today in Joplin, bringing in cars full of job seekers with the expectation to find that perfect job for them.

"Job seekers drive through, grab it, take it home and apply," says Bubba Evansco of Workforce Investment.  "They don't have to get a baby sitter.  They don't have to get dressed for an interview.  We try to make it as easy for them and the employers as possible.  They don't have to get out of the office, they just give us the information and we make sure it gets to people that need it."

"Instead of just searching the web endlessly you can just pick it up in one packet, go through and sort through it at home and make those good decisions for the jobs you're looking for," says 'Job Genie' Troy Roland.

The blue bags are filled with pamphlets and information from companies about real full-time, year round job offers in nearly every field.  The free resources present new opportunities for some potential employees.

The convenience is just the basis to begin the job hunt.  If you're serious about work take the advice from the 'Job Genie himself.

"Try to limit those excuses as best as possible," says Roland.  "It all adds up to how much drive do you have to really want to be employed and that's what people are looking for."

Over 500 bags were handed out on Thursday between the two locations on 20th Street and the Holiday Inn Convention Center.

Work Ready Communities says with the success of the event they hope to continue it in the future.

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