Career, Job Fair Oct. 20

The City of Pleasanton, in partnership with Coastal Bend College and Workforce Solutions Alamo, will hold the 2021 Pleasanton Collaborative Career and Job Fair on Oct. 20, 2021, at the Pleasanton Civic Center.

The city’s business and economic development consulting firm, EMC Strategy Group, LLC, is coordinating the fair.

The career and job fair is open to all public and private sector employers. Interested employers must register by contacting alexandria.soto@emcstrategygroup.com or call 210-960-4340, ext. 106.

This is the city’s third fair. Previous fairs were held in 2018 and 2019. The 2020 fair was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Area residents are encouraged to dress professionally (business casual is acceptable) and bring several copies of their updated resumes to present to potential employers. Some employers will offer onsite interviews.

The Pleasanton Collaborative Career and Job Fair includes two sessions:

• High School Student Session (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) 11th and 12th graders

• General Public Session (12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.)

“This career and job fair will connect job-seekers to local businesses with available job openings,” says Pleasanton Mayor Clinton Powell. “I encourage all area and regional employers to seize this hiring opportunity,” adds Mayor Powell.

Coastal Bend College will highlight current trade skills training and certification programs to elevate job-seekers’ hiring potential. “We are leaving no stone unturned to support an atmosphere that will help strengthen area and regional economic development,” says Ernie Gonzalez, Jr., President and CEO for EMC Strategy Group. “Labor Workforce Development is a critical tool in the toolbox and Coastal Bend College is a valuable partner to help us achieve that goal,” adds Gonzalez.

Following are participating employers as of Oct. 11:

AACOG, Aerpet, Aetna – CHIP & Medicaid Services, Alamo Area Council of Governments Veterans Program, Camino Real Community Services, Chalk Mountain, Child Protective Services, City of Poteet, Coastal Bend College, DPS, HHSC -Child Care Regulation, Navistar, Pilot Travel Center, Pleasanton City Library, Resource MFG, Retama Manor, SAVA Senior Care, Tellus Equipment – John Deere, US Army, US Border Patrol, US Marine Corp., US Navy, Workforce Solutions Alamo and Pearsall Nursing and Rehab.

An updated list of participating employers will be posted on the city’s website at www.pleasantontx. gov and the city’s economic Facebook page, @PleasantonOpen4Business.

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