BELL COUNTY, Texas – Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, Texas Veterans Commission and the Texas Veterans Leadership Program helped connect nearly 400 job seekers with 65 employers at the Summer Surge Hiring Event on Wednesday, August 10th.
The event started at 10 a.m., but eager job seekers started gathering outside the Bell County Expo Center’s doors at 9 a.m. They were able to meet with local and national employers from various industries, such as: manufacturing, healthcare, government, transportation, and many more.
Feedback from the employers has been very positive. According to an employer feedback form, many employers conducted interviews and extended verbal job offers on the spot. Others said they received a handful of resumes and had scheduled upcoming interviews with candidates. It was important to employers to meet with candidates face-to-face to promote their businesses.
“It was a fantastic event with quality candidates! We really enjoyed promoting Baylor Scott & White Health. Both the event and the staff were very helpful,” said a representative for Baylor Scott & White Health.
Louis LeDoux, Chief Operating Officer at Workforce Solutions of Central Texas added, “Employers had many accolades to share with me regarding how welcome they felt and how well-organized and presented the hiring event was.”
LeDoux said one employer has already expressed interest in attending future hiring events organized by Workforce Solutions of Central Texas.