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Office of EastPoint& Real Estate Services and Economic Development Department Invite Eastside Jobseekers to Attend the Ready, Set, Work! Job Fair

WHAT:           The City of San Antonio’s Office of EastPoint& Real Estate Services and the Economic Development Department will host the second iteration of the Ready, Set, Work! Job Fair that aims to help Eastside residents attain employment.

WHEN:           Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. to Noon

WHERE:         Bode Community Center

                        901 Rigsby Ave.

 WHO:              –Mike Etienne, Director, Office of EastPoint& Real Estate Services

-30 employers that include the following, among others:

  • City of San Antonio
  • Toyota Texas Manufacturing (who recently announced the hiring of 200 new jobs for their San Antonio plant)
  • United Parcel Services (UPS)
  • Allstate Insurance
  • Williams Brothers Construction
  • Kohl’s Department Stores
  • Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
  • San Antonio Independent School District
  • San Antonio Housing Authority
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • Goodwill Industries

 MORE:           The Ready, Set, Work! Job Fair is anticipated to introduce more than 300 Eastside job seekers to job opportunities in industries such as:

  • Construction
  • Food Service
  • Manufacturing & Shipping
  • Oil & gas
  • Health
  • Retail
  • Hospitality, and
  • Clerical or administrative

                        Job seekers will receive express entrance to the job fair when pre-registered at

Some employers will offer on-site interviews and on-site hiring.

The first job fair, hosted by these departments in November 2014,successfully resulted in 120+ attendees accepting part- or full-time positions.

Jobseekers citywide are invited to find their next opportunity at the Ready, Set, Work! Job Fair – however the residents of the Eastside, an area of measurable underemployment, are urged to mark their calendars for this event.

Jobseekers can contact Christian Reed-Ogba with BethanyEast PR at (210) 418-9051 for more information.


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This entry was posted on September 15, 2015 by in News Stories, Press Releases.

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