Seguin and New Braunfels Host Regional Job Fair for the third time
An abundance of job seekers attended the New Braunfels-Seguin Regional job fair held on April 12, 2018 at the Central Texas Technology Center. Job seekers were able to connect with over 40 participating employers who were in search of qualified candidates to fill numerous job openings within the region. The event was hosted by Workforce Solutions Alamo and the 10/35 Economic Development Alliance – a partnership between New Braunfels EDC and Seguin EDC to help local businesses find skilled employees. Several Seguin businesses including Caterpillar, Continental, CMC Steel Texas, Tyson Foods Inc, City of Seguin, Seguin ISD and Navarro ISD participated in the job fair.
The event got started at 10 AM and stayed full with steady walk-ins till 3 PM, over 150 job seekers, including Alamo Community College Students had come through the door by the end of the day. Several participating employers scheduled follow up interviews with job seekers, and some even offered positions to job seekers on the spot. With a low unemployment rate and competition for qualified workers growing, the participating businesses at the regional job fair were eager to fill their open positions.
“Low unemployment is typically associated with a growing and healthy economy, which is a good thing; it means that there are plenty of people employed within the labor force. With that being said, there are downsides that correlate with a low unemployment rate. It creates an environment where businesses experience challenges in finding skilled workers to fill open positions. But this is why we host events like this; we want to help connect our local businesses with prospective job seekers to fill open positions.” Said Josh Schneuker, Director of Economic Development for the City of Seguin.
This year’s event was the third year in a row that the 10/35 Economic Development Alliance has hosted a regional job fair, and planning is underway for the next regional job fair that will be held in the late fall of this year.