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leA Wednesday, Apdl 4, 2001 Feather River ~her Rive m Over 250 Plumas County job- was a good experience, chance to earn ome money," seekers took advantage last David Lee Scott had recently he explained. week of an opportunity to meet returned to Chester and wasLassen College freshman with nearly 50 businesses at hopeful about Eroding a job. Camille Frietas hoped to find a the fifth annual Seasonal Job "I have a lot of experiencejob at a local daycare facility. Fairs in Chester and Graeagle. doing different things and I've "I want to be a teacher," she Employers represented a spoken to many employers," said, "and it would be great ex- wide array of industry areas, he said. "There are a lot of jobs perience to work with kids." from food service to education, available here." While some jobs were filled from construction to retail, Matt Roberts, a junior at on the spot, most employers and from government agencies Chester High School, was also planned to take the next few toresorts, eager to find work. "I want a days checking references and By all accounts, those who good summer job that will mulling over the applications came to find employment felt it keep me busy and give me a before extending job offers. :s warm reception Photo by Terri Nacar A reception for newly elected Plumas County Supervisor B. J. Pearson was sponsored by the Plumas County Ubrary M the Pertola Branch Library Wednesday, March 28. A handful of people showed up for the affair and they had plenty of questions for their new supervisor. Mike Butler, district PTA president, and new Portola librarian Cindy Alexander, spoke with Pearson about the benefits of maintaining local libraries and the importance of reading. SHADETREE AUTO SALES 283-9740 ltotmd Table Pizza Pizza, Sandwiches, Soup, Salad Bar Plumas Pines Shopping Center 283-2320 Darrell Carlson, owner of the Lake Almanor Inn, filled his hiring needs at last year's job fair. With six seasonal posi- tions to fill this year, he hoped for a repeat performance. "I interviewed 17 applicants to focus on the interview," he and found several that weresaid. well prepared and want to Hart indicated that he had work," he said. interviewed several good can- Rob Hart of Little Norway in didates and was fairly certain Lake Almanor was another re- he would hire at least one of turning employer: he hired them if references checked out. two employees at last year's In the morning before the fair who worked out very well. job fair began, all employers For his open marina posi- county-wide were invited to at- tion, Hart was looking for ap- tend a series of free seminars plicants with a good presenta- about labor laws, tax credits tion and personality, and employee retention strate- "It's okay for them to be ner- gies. vous," he said, "but I likeHart stated that the semi- someone who can look me in nars were well-worth attend- the eye and shake my hand."ing. "They reinforced and clar- :T fll He interviewed over 30 ap- ified some informationtola Edit^ plicancs and felt positive about ready had a'nd taught mero the experience, eral new things," he said'lr!do_- u' "I like meeting the kids in a a matter of fact, I took n ct,uu,.._ more relaxed atmosphere on and that's something I n|ookin neutral ground and being able do?" rs and After the seminars, thets ployers and presenterb u] M 1,a__ ... Chester were treated to demv prepared by Carol Franchssen i ROP culinary students, C y or Sc those in Graeagle ate C her, . and sandwiches provide s corn Nicole's of Portola. |e inve The employer seminarS ome n: Seasonal Job Fairs were mitte possible by the Workforc t'mo velopment Team, a collal s and tion of agencies workin rine gether to promote emplo iPeakel services in Plumas CountY. Miles & Miles perform at Words & st star nsmitl !arbar 5 nty nds all Photo by Christi Se' dren's version, April 25, at Dan's Family Diner. a tax 1: