Job Fair In Winnsboro Shows Importance Of Election

6:46 PM, Nov 5, 2012   |    comments
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Winnsboro, SC (WLTX) -- The deciding factor for many in this election is jobs, and the economy is impacting how they plan to vote.

"We want to get busy and get to working again," said Claudia Heath who's been unemployed for over 2 months.

At this job fair in Winnsboro some job searchers say they've been looking for work for quite some time.

"I've had a lot of interviews for quality positions but just haven't had a good match," said Daniel Heath, who's been unemployed for eight months. "I've looked as far north as Rockhill and as far south as Orangeburg."

Others hope to further their careers.

"I want to do secretary work, too. I want to mentor kids, too. Other than what I'm doing now," said Shakeah McDaniel who currently holds a nursing position. "Not trying to say I don't like it, I do. But, I want to do more than what I'm doing now."

But what they could agree on was job creation weighs heavy when they vote.

"Obama has brought jobs, a lot of people act like they don't see that," McDaniel said.

"Mr. Romney has said he's got a plan. He's more business oriented and I hope that he'll be able to project something out," Daniel Heath said.

And more importantly, voters in South Carolina are looking for financial success in our state.

"That has impacted our vote quite a bit," Claudia Heath said. "This is the first time that I've been unemployed in over five years and looking for the presidential candidate that will help us get jobs in South Carolina."

People here are hoping no matter who wins tomorrow, it will be a brighter future.

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