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Chamber of Commerce announces job fair in April

Bigfork Eagle | March 16, 2022 12:00 AM

The Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a job fair in April with the hopes of matching employers with potential staff m before another busy summer season. The event will be April 6 in the gym at Bigfork High School. In their weekly newsletter, the Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce said the fair was created at the request of their members after recent years struggling with seasonal staffing shortages. Executive Director Rebekah King discussed the fair at the Chamber’s monthly meeting on Thursday. She said finding a seasonal job can be a great way to serve the community for recent retirees or people who don’t have to work.

“Like, work one or two days a week at Electric Buffalo, or The Raven or wherever…in 2018 I worked four weeks at The Raven, two days a week— it was really fun. It’s really fun to meet new people and get out there in a different environment and work a few hours a week to help our businesses,” King said.

King said even if a business is not hiring it could be a good opportunity to attract future applicants and allow the students to explore what a career in your industry might look like. 1-3 p.m. will be reserved for Bigfork students, 3:30-4:30 is for retiree job seekers, and 4:30-6 p.m. will be open to the public. This event is free to chamber members and non-members are asked to make a $20 contribution towards a Bigfork High School Scholarship the day of the event. Contact for more information.

In other news, King announced a save the date for Clean Your Fork, the annual roadside cleanup event around Bigfork. Businesses that sign up with four or more staff members will be publicly thanked in the Bigfork Eagle and the Flathead Beacon. Trash bags, rubber gloves and water will be provided. It is recommended that work gloves be worn. Gift certificates donated by local businesses will be hidden amongst the trash in each section. Find the sign-up sheet on the event’s page for Clean Your Fork on the Chamber’s website.

The Chamber also gave out their Little Red Hen award at Thursday night’s Sundowner to Kim Rose, the founder of Threads. The nonprofit, which was created in part by the Bigfork Ladies Service Club, helps provide clothes, hygiene products and more to Bigfork Middle and High School students.The Little Red Hen award was created to honor people who dedicate their time giving back to the community.