The Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation held its third Rio Grande City Employer Expo and Job Fair in Rio Grande City. This event was organized by the Rio Grande City EDC in collaboration with Workforce Solutions, Rio Grande City Public Library and UTRGV at Starr County Campus to bring together employers and jobseekers in Rio Grande City with career opportunities.
The two-day event began on February 6 with three free workshops hosted by the Rio Grande City Public Library. Michelle Rodriguez, South Texas College Career & Employer Services and Myra Lozano, STC College Connections presented a Dress for Success fashion show and resume writing tips. On hand to help with the fashion show were members of the Student Ambassador Program-STC Chapter. In addition, Alberto Perez, RGC City Manager gave tips and insight on what employers are looking for when interviewing. These activities led up to the Employer Expo and Job Fair on February 7, 2019.
Employers such as the U.S. Census Bureau, Rio Grande City CISD, Idea Public Schools and Nuestra Clinica del Valle, Subway and many others were present and looking to fill positions in the event.
Students from La Grulla High School also attended the event. They had an opportunity to speak to employers and learn about different career opportunities.
“The kids are very excited about visiting with the various employers and discovering different fields and job opportunities available within our own community. It has been a great experience and I know our students will spread the word to their peers and we look forward to bring more students in the future,” said Pedro Martinez, La Grulla High School Career and Technology Department.
“There was a lot of information available about the different job opportunities and coming here helped me narrow down on what I would like to do in the future,” said Amarayza Huerta, La Grulla High School student.
“It was wonderful to meet different local companies and get a personalized understanding of the company by a knowledgeable representative. You get to seethe type of people they are looking to hire and you see how the job market is evolving in the valley,” said Valerie Villarreal, job seeker.