A large turnout of former B.A.E. systems employees took part in a job fair geared to their needs Wednesday afternoon.
Geneva residents Diane Ivey and Tiffany Woodham worked together for several years. Last month, the Arizona-based, body-armor manufacturer closed the doors to its Geneva plant.
That action put 200 area residents on the unemployment line.
The Geneva-Enterprise based economic group helped spearhead Wednesday's event.
Some two-dozen manufacturers took job applications.
For Diane and Tiffany there B.A.E. severance package will end around Christmas; hard times' this upcoming holiday season.
Wayne Farms took part at Wednesday's fair.
That company's Enterprise poultry processing plant is looking to add several hundred jobs over coming months.