Photo by Michelle Felter, Staff
Veteran Albert Swinney of Sikeston speaks with John Moore, complex human resource manager at Tyson Foods in Dexter, during a veterans' job fair at the Sikeston VFW on Wednesday. Swinney was recently laid off from his job due to cuts and walked through the fair, with 13 total vendors, looking for new employment. The free job fair was conducted as part of the Veterans' Employment and Training Service's HireVetsFirst initiative. Carol Drummond, the local veterans employer representative, noted that she is always available to help vets find jobs at the Missouri Career Center and can be reached by calling 472-5250.