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Posted on: November 22, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Officials organizing job fair for Hotel Fredonia employees

Officials from the Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation, Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Nacogdoches are partnering with WorkForce Solutions of Deep East Texas to host a job fair on Wednesday, December 4th from 2 to 5 p.m. at the CL Simon Recreation Center located at 1112 North Street. “Our immediate concern is to find employment for the 90 employees affected by the closure of Hotel Fredonia earlier this week, however the job fair will be open to ALL businesses and residents looking for employment, including seasonal employees,” said Judy McDonald President of the Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation. “We have already had interest from several large employers like Aramark which employs over 325 employees.” Organizers are currently reaching out to employers across the board from Hospitality jobs to clerical services; there is a great need for a variety of exhibitors to be present. Any business looking to fill vacancies is welcome to exhibit at the Job Fair.

Vendors should contact Kristy Castle-Royal with WorkForce Solutions of Deep East Texas at or 936-560-1441 extension 248. The deadline for vendors to reserve a table is Monday, December 2nd at 5 p.m. There is no charge for exhibitors and tables and chairs will be provided, space is limited however and must be reserved in advance.

Job seekers, who are interested in attending the job fair, can get specialized resume preparation help from WorkForce Solutions prior to the fair. “Anyone needing help preparing for the Job Fair can attend a workshop at our Nacogdoches office and receive one- on- one assistance,” said Deidra Richardson. WorkForce Solutions of Deep East Texas is located at 2103 South Street, and has set up workshops on Monday November 25th, and Monday December 2nd for help with resume writing.

Applicants can attend workshops from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on either day. “The job fair will make it much easier for job seekers and employers to meet one another,” said Bruce R. Partain, President/CEO of the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce. “We recommend job seekers check with Workforce Solutions in advance of the job fair to be fully prepared for interviews.” The day of the job fair, Carrie Christian, Manager of Recruiting with Etech, will host three workshops aimed to prepare applicants for the fair. “Successful Interviews” will take place at the CL Simon Recreation center meeting room at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.. Attendees are welcome to attend the workshop prior to attending the fair. All applicants should come prepared for interviews to the job fair.
Assistance with resume writing and printing will be available onsite the afternoon of December 4th, however attendees are encouraged to come prepared so they can have first shot at one on one interactions with employers. For more information about the upcoming Job Fair you can contact Michelle Smith, Vice President of the Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation at 559-1255.

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