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November 2, 2017

WHO:     Workforce Solutions Borderplex

WHAT:   6th annual Industry Job Fair with Over 60 Employers

WHEN: Thursday, November 9, 2017

                 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: El paso marriott (1600 Airway Blvd.)

WHY:     To Provide Job Opportunities to Veterans and Jobseekers

(El Paso, Texas) Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), in conjunction with the Texas Workforce Commission, will be hosting a statewide job fair, Red White & You!, geared for veterans with over 60 confirmed employers at the El Paso Marriott on Thursday, November 9, 2017.  The event will kick off with an opening ceremony to include state, local and military representatives welcoming veterans to this career transition opportunity.  The opening ceremony will begin at 8:30a.m. and convene with a ribbon-cutting, welcoming jobseekers to job opportunities.  Special guest speakers will include Texas State Representative, César Blanco, Colonel Steve O. Murphy, Fort Bliss Garrison Commander and WSB Board Chair, Leo Duran Sr.

The targeted industries for the Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair are Healthcare, Information Technology, Business and Governmental. These industries align closely with the type of jobs service men and women transition into their civilian lives.  These industries are also targeted due to the high hiring trends during the current season.  To view complete listing of employers, please visitborderplexjobs.com/event/2017-11-hiring-red-white-you. Over 500 jobs are being recruited by employers who have registered for the event. 

Also included in this year’s hiring fair are candidates from the intensive CompTIA cyber-security technology certification program. The program is funded by a LIFT Grant from Wells Fargo Bank and matched with Texas Industry Partnership funds from Texas Workforce Commission.  This training   focuses on transitioning soldiers, veterans, and military spouses.   Representatives from the graduating class will be available to meet with prospective employers as part of the 2017 Red White and You! Hiring Fair.    The next course will run from January through April 2018 Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.  Interested applicants should set an appointment with Joel Aguirre by email Joel.Aguirre@borderplexjobs.com, by phone at 915-887-2039 or come to Red, White & You!.  Select active soldiers at Ft. Bliss may also qualify for the course.

Red, White & You! is free and open to all jobseekers, including non-veterans. The job fair begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.