JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER
BURNET — Businesses from across the Hill Country will participate in a job fair Aug. 6 in the hopes of finding eager people wanting to start a career.
The event is 4-6 p.m. at the Burnet Community Center, 401 Jackson St.
Business services representative Craig Henry of Workforce Solutions Capital Area said he has reached out to churches, libraries, civic organizations and area businesses to promote the event.
“We’re putting on a free recruiting event,” he said. “My job is to do job development in Burnet County. That’s to find the employers who have open positions and help them fill slots as professionally as possible.”
He wants to help people make connections, so he invited various types of businesses to the job fair.
“I try to get a wide variety of employers so that I can appeal to all the skill sets,” he said. “Each employer will be given a table. Attendees can visit with each employer about what’s available for full time and part time and can speak to employers on a one-on-one basis. … The employers I invite come to the table with a wide variety of opportunities. My job is to get employers who run the spectrum of entry level to an experienced person.”
Henry offered one piece of advice to perspective employees.
“Dress to impress and bring plenty of résumès,” he said. “I’m going to have employers that start workers at $16 an hour and up.”
Henry encourages young people to attend, even if they’re not looking for work.
“It’s a great learning experience for them to talk to employers and see what they like or are interested in,” he said.
Henry’s organization previously conducted a job fair in Marble Falls in the spring.
The best part is that the job fair is free to employers and job seekers thanks to tax dollars paid by employers, Henry said.
“We don’t charge fees for our hiring,” he said.
There’s still space available for businesses that want to participate. Contact Henry by Aug. 4 to reserve a table at email@example.com or (512) 244-2207 ext. 1049.