Services available to all job seekers
The City of Georgetown, along with the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area, hosted the second annual Veterans Job Fair Aug. 21 at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St.
Georgetown EDC Director Michaela Dollar explained, “The City did a workforce analysis and discovered that we have access to more than 700,000 people in our labor shed. We wanted to find ways to tap into that pool of talent, which includes many military veterans and their spouses. We have worked hard to reach out to that population and find ways to engage them in our recruitment. We partnered with the Chamber and the Texas Veterans Leadership Program last year and, in our first job fair, we broke the record for the number of hires from a single event in this area.”
More than 40 businesses from Georgetown and the surrounding were onsite accepting applications and resumes. Veterans and their spouses were invited the event was opened to the public for the last hour. The event was free to employers and job seekers to ensure everyone who wants a job has the opportunity to find one. At the tables were 56 employers from engineers to the arts, and more than 170 job seekers pre-registered.
Casey Wade from the The Texas Workforce Commission added, “We exist to assist veterans in their transition back to civilian life. Whether they’ve been in for four years or 20, we connect them with resources and tools to bridge the gap; resume help, mock interviews, even how to dress for success.”
Craig Henry is a Business Solutions Consultant, said, “If job seekers were unable to attend, they can visit any Texas Workforce Solutions office where they will have free access to phone, fax, email and workshops on how to get work. If you are a taxpayer, you are eligible for all our free services. Visit WorkForceSolutionsRCA.com for more job fairs and resources.