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Release Date: August 24, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

ADA, Okla. -- The Chickasaw Nation will host an Ada Area Job Fair 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Chickasaw Nation Community Center, 700 N. Mississippi.

Area employers will be seeking applicants with varying levels of ability and education during the fair, which is open to the public.

Many industries will be represented, including healthcare, finance, retail, transportation, customer service, distribution, mechanical, food service, construction, manufacturing and industrial maintenance, among other fields.

Slated employers include, but are not limited to: Mercy of Ada, Arbuckle Truck Driving School, Ram Jack, Basic Energy Services, Culligan, Guderian Foods, Chicken Express, Mack Alford Correctional Facility, Sulphur Veterans Center, East Central University’s Child Care Resource Center, Arby’s Roast Beef and DJK Enterprises.

Companies and organizations with planned booths hail from Ada, Ardmore, Yukon, Tecumseh, Coalgate, Purcell, Stringtown and Sulphur. Large cities like Tulsa and Oklahoma City will also be represented.

Private rooms will be available for employers who wish to interview on-site.

Event planners offered tips to help applicants guarantee their first impressions are positive. They recommended dressing the part, bringing 10-20 copies of an up-to-date resume, practicing common interview questions, being knowledgeable in regards to desired positions and employers, as well as maintaining a courteous and cordial demeanor during interviews.

In addition to the Chickasaw Nation, sponsors for this community event include: Murray State College, Oklahoma Works, Pontotoc Technology Center, Call-A-Ride, Southern Workforce Board and McCall’s Chapel School.

For job seekers needing assistance with transportation, Call-A-Ride is available at 580-332-7950 and the Chickasaw Nation Road to Work program, 580-310-6457, is offering rides at no cost.

More information can be found by searching “job fair” at or by contacting Darrell Walker at 580-436-7291.

Last Updated: 09/16/2016