Career fair to highlight over 1300 employment opportunities

A map of where the event will take place in Harlingen: Harlingen Community Center and the Casa Del Sol

Over 1300 job openings in the Rio Grande Valley will be highlighted during the 2012 Economic Resource and Career Fair in Harlingen.

The job fair will be on Thursday, May 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Madison Street at the Harlingen Community Center and at the Casa Del Sol.

The event is sponsored by Workforce Solutions, Workforce Solutions Cameron, City of Harlingen and Action 4 News in conjunction with U.S. Congressman Cuellar, U.S. Congressman Farenthold and U.S. Congressman Hinojosa.

Forty-five employers, nine community agencies and five exhibitors for the Veterans Corner will all be there to talk to eager job seekers.

The jobs available range from entry level, all the way to management positions, and the list of employers hiring will given out on the day of the fair for those who are applying.

Some industries that will be hiring are healthcare, education, construction, manufacturing, maintenance, customer service, insurance, and law enforcement.

Employers will be conducting on-site interviews and job seekers are expected to show-up well dressed and to bring resumes.

Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy counties have bus vouchers for anyone who needs a ride to Harlingen. There is no eligibility process involved, other than the person stating they need transportation for the career fair.

Transportation will be free from McAllen to Harlingen.

For more information on the bus routes and fares, individuals can visit

All routes will take the job seeker to the Valley Transit Company (VTC) station in Harlingen. The station is a 1/2 block away from the job fair.

Workforce Solution Centers in Harlingen, Brownsville, Weslaco and Raymondville will have having a Fast Pass Event from 9-12

For more information about the event, contact your local Workforce Solutions office in Brownsville, Harlingen, Edinburg, Mission, McAllen, Raymondville or Rio Grande City.

If you are a job seeker, click here to register for the 2012 Economic Resource and Career Fair.

Workforce Solution centers in Harlingen, Brownsville, Weslaco and Raymondville will be having a Fast Pass Event from 9-12 a.m. on Saturday, April 28.

The Fast Pass gives the job seeker an opportunity to get into the Thursday career fair first.

The purpose of the Saturday event is to assist customers with registration and to register for their Fast Pass.

If customers would like more help to prepare for the event, they are encouraged to contact the centers during regular business hours Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.