Congressman Smith Hosts Job Fair in Austin
Apr 10, 2012 -
Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) today hosted a job fair for Austin-area residents seeking employment. Fifty-eight employers and more than 600 job seekers participated in the event. The job fair was hosted in cooperation with Workforce Solutions Capital Area.
Congressman Smith: “In these difficult economic times, there are still too many unemployed residents looking for work in our state’s Capital. That’s why today I hosted a job fair for Austin-area residents to connect job seekers with local job creators looking to hire. We had more than 55 employers participate and over 600 job seekers attend the event.
“Austin is a great place to live and work. I appreciate all the employers and groups that participated in today’s event and hope that it helps Austin-area job seekers find long-term and lasting employment.”
Alan Miller, Executive Director for Workforce Solutions Capital Area: “Workforce Solutions Capital Area is pleased to partner with Congressman Smith on this job fair. Any opportunity to help connect employers and job seekers is beneficial and we appreciate the Congressman’s efforts in helping put Austin back to work.”
Employers at today’s event included AT&T, the Austin Police Department, Dell, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, eBay, Seton Health Care, and UT Austin. A full list of participating employers can be found here.
For more information about the Austin Job Fair and Congressman Smith’s efforts to help grow our economy and create jobs for American workers, please visit Congressman Smith’s website at www.lamarsmith.house.gov.