9-9-06 – Hundreds of job seekers attended a job fair at the Ardmore Convention Center Saturday. The Ardmore Development Authority and the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce hosted the event. They estimate more than 800 people stopped in to fill out applications and find out more about hundreds of available jobs in Carter County.
The unemployment rate is down to 3.6% in Carter County and several other counties in southern Oklahoma are below 4% - which is considered full employment.
Saturday, forty one local businesses set up booths for six hours – some employers say they offered jobs on the spot.