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Business job fair in Portland happening May 19

The event will host local businesses showcasing their ware, goods and services.

PORTLAND, Texas — There's chance to find a job and for local business owners to network at the Portland Community Center.

The Portland Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the "Run for the Roses," event on May 19 to commemorate the Kentucky Derby held at the beginning of May. 

The event will host local businesses showcasing their ware, goods, and services. The pandemic has created a labor shortage for communities throughout the Coastal Bend.

Shelly Stuart, the president and CEO of the Portland Chamber of Commerce says, "We just have one opening after the other, obviously, you even see signs in the windows of our restaurants, please bare with us. We're short staffed. And the last one we did we had good employer participation. But we were kind of lacking on job seekers."

The event is free and open to the public with door prizes given every half hour and a grand prize of a beach cooler pack.

The event will be held at the Portland Community Center on Wednesday, May 19 from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

For more information you can call the chamber or visit here.

For the latest updates on coronavirus in the Coastal Bend, click here.

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