Globe/T. Rob Brown
Douglas Warner (left), of Pittsburg, Kan., speaks with Randy Paul, Mediacom executive administrative assistant, about employement opportunities Thursday afternoon, Jan. 19, 2012, during the Job Fair at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Joplin. Warner, who has been unemployed since Oct. 6, 2011, said, "I was hoping to find something that pays well, of course, and has good benefits like health insurance. I follow up on all my leads."