ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) — Almost two months into disaster recovery for people impacted by the storms in late April, Oklahoma Works organized a career and resource fair to help families get back on their feet.

The fair was organized to help workers who lost their jobs after the shutdown of the massive Dollar Tree distribution center and other businesses in Marietta after the April 27 tornado.

Brett Williams is among the hundreds of Dollar Tree employees now looking for a new job.

"I had to work that morning, and I called a co-worker, and then he told me that, 'There's no job no more.' I'm like, 'What are you talking about?' And he was like, 'A tornado hit the job'. It was just real disturbing... it is really a disaster in our town."

Williams came to the Ardmore Convention Center on Tuesday to try and find another source of income.

Julie Southerland’s day was spent helping her husband find work after he was let go from Dollar Tree as well.

"My husband, he's up in age, and this was a job he was going to retire at, so, it's been really difficult for us to, to, locate another job.”

About 50 employers from different career fields were on hand to give workers the easiest career transition possible.

The fair also included layoff assistance sessions throughout the day.

"One thing about southern Oklahoma is just... neighbors like to help neighbors," said event coordinator Amanda Hartman. "Everyone here has that helping mindset. We're all just eager to say, 'How can we help? We want to help you figure out your next move.'"