Mission: Ambition is a new initiative being launched for the benefit of those who are unemployed and seeking job or education opportunities within Sallisaw and the Sequoyah County area.
Several community leaders came together last week to discuss unemployment within the county. According to statistics provided by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission almost 2,500 individuals have filed for unemployment benefits since March of this year. According to organizers the goal behind Mission: Ambition is to provide citizens with immediate access to job and educational opportunities within the county.
The program will include access to job postings, training and education for those who have a desire to move forward in their career or college enrollment goals. George Bormann, Economic Director for the City of Sallisaw said, "Too many individuals are under the impression that no one is hiring. But that couldn't be further from the truth."
Bormann added, "Okjobmatch.com has 203 current job openings as of today within a 25 mile radius of Sallisaw and 55 job openings in a 10 mile radius."
Marty Green, Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce Executive Director said, "The group hopes to have an event in the near future to highlight many of those openings. We are very excited to be part of this group and to get the good news out to citizens."
Carl Albert State College and Indian Capital Technology Center will be providing information and options for those who desire to grow their careers or maybe even charter a completely different career field. Additional sponsors include TRAC Staffing, The Mix 105.1, NHS Sequoyah, Sequoyah County Times, City of Sallisaw and Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce.
The group is working to plan an event, possibly a drive through job/education opportunities fair in which participates will receive information on job postings, resources, educational opportunities and training available for those seeking employment.
Frank McCoy, News Staff
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