WESTON, W.Va. -- A job fair for those who want to get into the gas drilling industry will be held May 1.
The North Central West Virginia Oil and Gas Fair will be at the Jackson's Mill conference center near Weston.
The State Journal reports Chesapeake Energy, Nabor's Well Services, U.S. Well Services and Weatherford International are among more than a dozen companies meeting with prospective employees.
The Lewis County Economic Development Authority is among the sponsors.
Authority director Doug Parsons says the fair features job listings and work applications, as well as free training opportunities for those who qualify.
Classes will be offered to help applicants with interview skills and resume writing.
Parsons says the gas industry has helped put lower Lewis County's unemployment rate.