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TYLER (KYTX) -  East Texans looking for work, grabbed their resumes, and headed to Tyler Junior College Tuesday for a job fair.

Staffing agencies say jobs are picking up in our area.

Anna Crump is just 18-years-old. She's a freshman at Tyler Junior College, studying for a career in occupational therapy.

Anna says she came to the job fair to see what's available, while she goes to school

"I've gotten a few offers, but the hours haven't been what I'm looking for or the pay, or it won't work around my school schedule," said Crump. 

There is some good news if you're looking for work.

Numbers from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics show the unemployment rate in Tyler around 6.7%.

That's lower than the national average of 7.3%.

So, who's hiring in East Texas? East Texas staffing agencies say there are plenty of jobs available in East Texas, especially jobs in the retail and service industry.

But, before you fill out that application, there are some things you need to know.

"prepare yourself for the job search. Have a good resume and cover letter," said Felicia Morris.

Felicia Morris is the coordinator of career services at Tyler Junior College. She says more jobs are becoming available in the East Texas area.

"Tyler itself is looking up. It's looking very well," added Morris. 

But, if you want one of those jobs, she says, you have to dress for success and have a good "elevator speech."

"Your 30 seconds of when you're going to meet that employer, what are you going to say to them. What is going to be your memorable moment?" explained Morris. 

Employers who attended job fair: 

Fenton Motor Group

Brookshire Grocery Company

Express Employment Professionals

Warfab

Gollob Morgan Peddy

City of Tyler

Dallas Police Department

Carter BloodCare

NuCor Building Systems

Jackson Hewitt

Southside Bank

Compassionate Hospice

Robroy Industries

Tyler Independent School District

Stone Bridge Personnel

Remedy Intelligent Staffing

SCS Unloading

AutoZone

Workforce Solutions East Texas

Eisenbach Consulting

Community Healthcore

TJC Career Services

Meadow Lake Senior Living

KYTX CBS 19

Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas

Christus St. Michael Health System

FedEx Ground

At Home Healthcare

TJC Residential Life

TJC Human Resources

Suddenlink

Longview Independent School District

Smith County Juvenile Services

 

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