Nashua job fair draws laid-off grocery store workers
Schlander, who worked for 10 years as a bakery manager in Manchester, said she has submitted a number of applications.
Stop & Shop and Shaw's have each closed six stores in recent weeks, laying off more than 1,000 workers.
"Four job fairs were put together in the last couple of weeks just for people from Shaw's and Stop & Shop," said Szacik, adding that the job fairs were also open to the public.
"Hey, you've got to change your career path, I guess," Schlander said. "I'm trying other fields, whatever is available."
"That was a day I'll never forget," Barnwell said of her store's Aug. 21 closing.
"They have a good work ethic, good skills, and we are trying to get them in places as quickly as we can," she said.
Employers from retail and manufacturing sectors, placement agencies and a medical facility were on hand to speak to job seekers.
Sweeney said the family business has 25 employees and is hoping to find one to two new workers.
Job seeker Audrey Garneau stopped by Sweeney's table to fill out an application. Garneau said she left work several years ago in metal fabrication to take care of a sick parent.
Job fairs are scheduled for Friday in Exeter and Tuesday in Tilton.
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