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EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio - The third annual Columbiana County Economic Summit focused on doing business in the oil and gas industry.

This year the summit included a job fair with dozens of companies currently hiring.

The East Liverpool Motor Lodge was buzzing with activity on Monday with more than 50 businesses and thousands of job seekers meeting face to face.

"When you've got 88 million Americans that have dropped out of the workforce, doing everything that you can to put job creators in touch with those that are wanting and needing jobs. I don't think you can do anything that's more important than that," said Congressman Bill Johnson.

Congressman Johnson helped put the job fair together. He says it's important for people in our region to take advantage of the jobs that are coming with the oil and gas boom.

Several of the businesses at the job fair are directly related to the oil and gas industry.

Better Management Corporation is a transportation company. They're now investing in tankers to service the needs of oil rigs. They're hiring 10 CDL drivers right now with plans for more in the next 24 months.

U.S. Mark West Energy Partners processes natural gas. They're opening a new facility in Harrison County and looking for everything from plant operators to office positions.

Although not everyone at the job fair was directly connected to the industry, some believe their company's growth is at least partially influenced by the shale boom.

21 News spoke with many job seekers. Some are optimistic about the opportunities; others say they're struggling to find the right fit for them especially with so much competition for jobs.

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