The Harlingen EDC and Workforce Solutions Cameron launched the Workforce Wednesday Job Fair series in August. That job fair drew nearly 100 job seekers.
The job fairs are an effort to help connect those jumping back into the workforce after an uncertain year with employers who are actively hiring. This job fair will include employers from a wide range of industries opening the opportunity for more people to successfully find a job right for them.
The next event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Harlingen Convention Center, 701 Harlingen Heights Drive, Harlingen. There will be up to 15 employers from various industries and the event is free and open to the public. Professional attire and resumes on hand are encouraged.
“I would call our last event a success. There were job seekers there at all times and we received great feedback from the employers in attendance,” Rey Tejada, Workforce Solutions Cameron, said of the August 4 event.
“We will continue working with employers that have openings waiting to be filled. Our priority is connecting employers to qualified job seekers – that’s the purpose of Workforce Wednesday.” Raudel Garza, Harlingen EDC CEO, said. “Harlingen is centrally-located and thus has the ability to attract a larger workforce from the region, thus making us more attractive to employers.”
The organizations plan to hold these job fairs every other month, the next one will be held in December. There are currently openings for employers to sign up and participate for free. If you are an employer and would like to participate in the next job fair, call the Harlingen EDC at 956-216-5081 or Workforce Solutions Cameron at 956-368-5200, ext. 4328.