North Texas Job Fair 2021
By Kris Chakravarthi
The job fair took place at the Irving Convention Center from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Van Duyne was joined by more than 40 local mayors, state representatives, and state senators.
According to Van Duyne’s office, the congresswoman brought in more than over 140 local businesses that were looking to hire employees, including Toyota, Amazon and American Airlines.
“While meeting with businesses in TX-24, I am constantly told about hiring shortages and the employment difficulties that have been brought on by the pandemic,” Van Duyne said. “We have businesses who survived the pandemic only to be forced to close from lack of workers.”
“We know that enhanced federal unemployment benefits end here in Texas on June 26, and our goal is to make sure that every person in North Texas has access to a job,” Van Duyne said. “This job fair is about empowering North Texans with opportunities, from individuals stating a career in an entry level position to executives looking for their next challenge. No one who wants to work hard and provide for their family should be without a job, and we are here to make finding that job a little easier on North Texans.”
I had a first hand look at the job fair and is one of them who lost the job due to the pandemic. I was very intrigued by the display put on at the job fair. It was well organized.
My only disappointment was that the fair was mostly geared towards front line workers, rather than mid level or managerial jobs.
Congresswoman Van Duyne was there through the duration of the job fair visiting different booths and shaking hands, in a show of strength.
All in all it was a good start with vision, to put North Texan’s back to work.
I hope that there is many more of these job fairs in the near future.