Career fair coming to PDCCC

Published 10:39 am Tuesday, January 26, 2010

FRANKLIN—A local career fair will be held Wednesday at the Paul D. Camp Community College Regional Workforce Development Center.

The International Paper and Western Hampton Roads Career Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The job fair is open to the public, not just IP employees, and is being run by Opportunity Inc. of Hampton Roads, a regional workforce organization based in Norfolk.

“Opportunity Inc has done a great job in putting together a wonderful list of participating companies and organizations,” said Randy Betz, vice president for workforce development at PDCCC. “We look forward to welcoming our friends from International Paper and citizens throughout Western Hampton Roads to Wednesday’s Career Fair.”

Retired mill employees are volunteering their time, too.

Following is a list of participating companies and organizations:

Advance Technologies Institute



BAE Systems


BELFOR Property Restoration

Boise Paper

City of Suffolk

Cobham Composite

Colonna’s Shipyard

First Quality Paper

Franklin City Public Schools

Georgia Pacific

Hampton Roads Sanitation District

Highground Services, Inc.

L-3 Marine Service Group

Liebherr USA

Lyon Shipyard

Mercury Paper Inc.

Military Sea Lift Command

Money Mailer

Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding

Planters Peanuts

Progressive Graphics Inc.

Smithfield Packing

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation

SSC Service Solutions

TFC Recycling

Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance

Vitex Packaging

Your Linen Service

Listed below are the volunteers and their years of service to IP.

Steve Fowler, 40

Bill Howell, 33

Asa Johnson, 36

Robert Meredith, 22

Joe Stutts, 29

Jim Wright, 34

Rebecca Butler, 17

Betsey Kello, 32

Henry Olds, 34

Doug Rogers, 34

Ann Stephens, 10

John Underwood, 38

About 500 people attended the Manufacturing Career Fair at PDCCC on Dec. 2, of which 90 percent were estimated to be IP employees.