Hope was on display at a recent job fair that drew approximately 312 community members searching for work amid double-digit unemployment.
"A lot of people said, 'I have hope. There are opportunities here,'" recalled Denise Castle of Douglas County Employment Training/Job Development. "The businesses said, 'You do have a skilled and talented workforce.'"
The Oct. 10 event at Carson Valley Inn was organized by the county, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Business Council of Douglas County and the Minden-Tahoe Airport.
Participating companies included American AVK, American Family Insurance, Burger King, Carson City Human Resources, Kirkwood, Carson Valley Inn, Carson Valley …