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ADA, Okla. — The Chickasaw Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, has issued the following news release:

The Chickasaw Nation will host its 9th annual Ada Area Job Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 27, at the Chickasaw Community Center, 700 north Mississippi, Ada, Okla.

"If you have been looking for a career that you can be proud of, then come out and see what the Ada Area Job Fair has to offer you," said Darrell Walker, manager of Chickasaw Nation career services department.

More than 50 employers are seeking workers with varying levels of skills and experience in a wide variety of fields including health care, finance, retail, transportation, customer service, distribution, mechanical, food services, construction, manufacturing, oil field, industrial maintenance, and more.

This event will be open to the public and no prior registration is needed.  Come dressed for success and ready for a job interview to be conducted on site by many of the participating businesses.

"This is a great opportunity to find a job in the rough economic atmosphere or if you have a job to find a new job that would advance your career to the next level," said Walker.

Vendors wishing to obtain a booth space need to pre-register by contacting Darrell Walker at (580) 436-7294.

The 9th annual Ada Area Job Fair is sponsored by The Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Southern Workforce Board, Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Citizens Bank, McCall’s Chapel, and Murray State College.

For more information, contact Mari Plumlee at 580-272-0733 or Darrell Walker at 580-436-7294.