Hundreds attend Edinburg job fair

1 year 5 months 1 week ago Friday, October 08 2021 Oct 8, 2021 October 08, 2021 10:27 PM October 08, 2021 in News - Local

The city of Edinburg offered an opportunity for Valley residents to zero in on that new job with a job fair at the Bert Ogden Arena.

More than 100 employers filled the arena as they looked to hire from any of the nearly 600 people looking for jobs at the fair.

According to data from The Texas Workforce Commission, the upper Valley area's unemployment rate sat at 8.9% last August. This was noticeably higher than the state's average of 5.9%.

Mike Gonzalez, a communications specialist with Workforce Solutions, said the area's unemployment rate has been decreasing in the last few months. He believes opportunities like those provided at the job fair could continue that change. 

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