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Sheriff’s Office among employers looking to hire

The Hiring Red, White, & You! Job Fair took place earlier this afternoon at the Taylor County Expo Center. Set up by the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas, the 11th annual job fair featured over 70 businesses looking for workers.

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office was among the employers looking to fill several positions. Eddie McQuade, of the Taylor County Sheriff’s County Corrections, says the office currently has at least 25 openings.

"It’s a work in progress all the time. We don’t get as many as we used to, but we’re getting a better quality of person that wants to show up and work."

McQuade also says the office is currently in large need of correctional officers, which he says “is not a job for everybody.”