MOUNT VERNON — As a result of the state of the economy and the high rate of unemployment, Opportunity Knox did a large amount of business in 2010 according to Administrator Diana Williams. Williams and Job & Family Services Director Matthew Kurtz met with the Knox County Commissioners Monday morning.
Opportunity Knox is an employment resource center and is part of JFS. It is not an employment agency in the traditional sense, but helps those seeking employment to find employment through the myriad services offered by Opportunity Knox.
The heart of Opportunity Knox is the resource room. There, job seekers can use computers to search for jobs online. There are also jobs — usually local — posted on a bulletin board and newspapers from the area.