It's a cry that's being heard all over the country right now, companies are saying they can't find employees to fill their open positions. Missoula is experiencing the same shortage of workers - we've seen businesses being forced to alter their hours, businesses having to close on days they're normally open, and a lot of places looking to hire as we get on the other side of the pandemic and companies start to return to pre-COVID operations.

This is good news for both sides - those looking for jobs and those looking to hire - as Southgate Mall will host a job fair next month in an effort to match employers with possible employees. The Employment Expo will be held on July 15 from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. If you're looking for work, get your resume updated! There's no reason not to attend the event because it's free and over 75 employers are expected to participate.

Southgate mall General Manager Tim Winger shares thoughts in a KPAX article about how the event came to be: “We’ve been hearing from not only our stores but also many local businesses that they have great job openings available, yet they need an effective way to connect with potential employees. Online job postings can only go so far, and with in-person events becoming more possible, our team felt it was a very good time to introduce the Employment Expo."

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Participating employers include:
A Carousel for Missoula
Addus HomeCare
Alcom USA
Allegiance Benefit Plan Management
Anderson’s Heating and Air Conditioning
Aware, Inc
Beach Transportation
Bretz RV
Child Start Inc., Head Start
Coaster Cycles
Community Medical Center
Community Medical Services
Consumer Direct Care Network
Designs for Health
Elite One Nutritional Services
Employment Source
Express Employment Professionals
First Security Bank
Grizzly Athletics/Adams Center
Guided Healing Trails
Harbor Freight Tools
Holiday Inn Downtown
LC Staffing
Missoula County Public Schools
Missoula Development Service Corporation
Montana Department of Transportation
Montana Phone
Opportunity Resources, Inc
Pepsi-Cola of Missoula
Puritan Commercial Cleaning & Services
Rangitsch Brothers RV
Republic Services
Rocky Mountain Eye
Temp Right Service Inc.
The Resort at Paws Up
The Village Health & Rehabilitation
Town Pump
U.S. Navy
UFP Industries
UM Campus Dining
Wentana, LLC (Wendy's)
Western Montana Clinic
Winds of Change

The Employment Expo at Southgate Mall
Thursday, July 15 | 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM

2901 Brooks Street
Missoula, MT 59801

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