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Community job fair slated for April 2 in Grapevine

The Grapevine Community Outreach Center in partnership with the local chamber is building upon last year’s success with the 3rd Annual Community Job Fair.
The Grapevine Community Outreach Center in partnership with the local chamber is building upon last year’s success with the 3rd Annual Community Job Fair. Courtesy

The Grapevine Community Outreach Center in partnership with the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce will host its 3rd Annual Community Job Fair for local residents and employers on April 2.

The event will be held from 1-5 p.m. at Grapevine High School at 3223 Mustang Drive and is aimed at connecting local businesses and residents to provide jobs and build a stronger local community.

“The Grapevine job fair represents a perfect example of the way that community partnerships benefit everyone in unique ways — by pooling skills, resources and ideas — to accomplish more together than could ever have been accomplished apart,” said Colby Mowery, Community Outreach Center coordinator.

The outreach center, located at 3010 Mustang Drive, facilitates communication and cooperation between the residents of Grapevine and law enforcement through recreational, educational, social and cultural enrichment programs.

“The job fair is a platform where prospective employees and local businesses in need of help can find each other and mutually benefit,” Mowery said. “This results in a stronger economy, as businesses are able to produce more goods and services, as well as a stronger community, as more local residents are provided with stable income to provide for their families and participate in the local economy.”

Building on past successes, the job fair will not only target Grapevine residents, but is open to residents from area communities. Already signed up are job seekers from Alvarado, Bedford, Carrollton, Colleyville, Coppell, Dallas, Euless, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Haltom City, Irving, Keller, Lewisville, Mansfield, Southlake and Watauga.

“I even have two from Houston. Wow!” Mowery said.

Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with local employers representing several industries including retail, service, manufacturing, hospitality and finance.

Among the 50 employers that will be offering more than 1,300 jobs are:

  • Grapevine Police Department
  • Grapevine-Colleyville School District
  • Six Flags Over Texas/Hurricane Harbor
  • AMC Grapevine 30 is hiring bartenders, servers, bussers, cooks, dishwashers and film crew
  • North Lake College, a part of the Dallas County Community College District, will be showcasing its vocational programs
  • Tarrant County College will be promoting its technical and other programs

The job fair will primarily focus on entry and middle level positions.

Mowery said numerous special services, including resume writing, mock interviews and a Q&A panelist discussion will be offered at the fair.

An application help desk will be available for job seekers who need assistance, there is no fee and preregistration is preferable, but not required.

Mowery said that in 2015, the Grapevine Job Fair had more than 600 job seekers in attendance, with 56 local companies that provided more than 1,000 open job positions.

“More than 500 people were identified by employers as potential hires, and more than 200 interviews were conducted at the fair,” Mowery said.

Get additional information about the job fair or the outreach center by contacting Mowery at gcocjobfair@gmail.com or call 817-421-2192. Also, visit Facebook.com/GrapevineJobFair or go to www.grapevinejobfair.com for more details.

Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367

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