For all those job seekers in San Antonio, this spring season may be your best chance to find a new career opportunity. There are upcoming job fairs and a hiring surge in our area.
San Antonio Career Fair is scheduled for Feb. 13, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Omni San Antonio Hotel. It is located at 9821 Colonnade Blvd. This is a free event with free parking. You can register online and get the full list of companies that are participating. Some of the current employers available will be Allstate Insurance, West Corporation, United Health Group and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
See the link above for resources on resume tips and improving your interview skills.
Home Depot will be hiring 80,000 new workers nationwide for the spring season so they expect a real surge in their home improvement business and home remodeling.
This Atlanta based firm has a history of adjusting their work force around the market cycles. Home Depot (HD) also has a strong community presence and affiliation with the military.
On Feb. 14th Home Depot is participating in the "Recruit Military" job fair here in San Antonio from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Alamodome. Representatives from the company will be there to discuss job requirements and available positions so bring copies of your resume and prepare for questions.
Back in 2009, during the recession, Home Depot cut 7,000 jobs. Over the past two years, they have increased spring hiring each year, they added 60,000 seasonal workers in early 2011 and 70,000 workers in 2012. So the outlook for this year is positive.
According to a recent CNN news release, "The chain employs upwards of 300,000 workers in 2,256 stores across North America."
Check the company link above for details on the San Antonio job fair and you can apply online.
There are also online tools for military veterans such as a Military Skills Translator.
Good luck to all job seekers.
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