COVID-19 Vaccinations, Career Fair, Vintage Cars Added To White County Business Expo To Be Held On Tuesday | New

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According to Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce Vice President Tara Cathey, Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce Vice President Tara Cathey, Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce Vice President, next week the return of the White County Business Expo in 2021, a career fair, a job fair and an exhibition of other vintage cars will be new features.

The exhibit will be held on Tuesday at the Ganus Activities Center on the Harding University campus. The free event is open to the general public from noon to 4 p.m. Due to COVID-19, the exhibit was canceled last year.

Cathey said the theme for this year was “Get set, get set, go! And as usual, she said a television would be offered.

For the addition to the job fair, “we’ll have several companies out there that will accept applications,” Cathey said. The following companies are expected: Unity Health, XPO Logistics, Bryce Corp., Sloan Valve, Shearer Foods, Mize Heating and Air, Resource Management, Arkansas Department of Corrections, TEC Staffing and Staffmark.

Those attending the job fair are kindly requested to bring their resumes and be prepared to speak with representatives of the companies that will be attending. Cathey said the Arkansas division of workforce services will also be on site.

Cathey said the chamber added the job fair because so many companies have jobs to fill and it “just made sense to combine the events.”

As for vendors coming to the exhibit, Cathey said there will be between 65 and 70. There will be drinks and a row of restaurants where several food vendors will provide samples. Many door prizes will also be handed out, she said.

For more information, call (501) 268-2458.

The COVID-19 vaccines will be administered by students at the College of Pharmacy in Harding.

According to the Arkansas Department of Health, 34.5% of eligible White County residents (12 years of age or older) had been fully immunized by Friday afternoon and 6.6% had been partially immunized. Statewide, 1,041,356 Arkans aged 12 and older (40.72%) had been fully vaccinated and 267,517 (10.46%) partially vaccinated. Of the state’s total population, about 35 percent are fully immunized.

The Department of Health on Friday showed a one-day increase of 1,987 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, with the peak mainly attributed to the delta variant of the virus.

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