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Job Fair & Hiring Event Listings For Dallas Area

Workforce Center Hiring Events

What to bring…
Bring plenty of resumes, If you have a multi-page resume,
make sure your name and contact information are on each page.

Be organized and bring supplies you might need i.e. pens, paper,
business cards, etc.

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For additional information on job fairs in the area, please visit our website at


Free 5 Months of Training for Office Support Specialist

Free Office Support Specialist Program

West Dallas Multipurpose Center Location
FIVE (5) Months Training Program
Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Learn:  Beginning Computers, Keyboarding
Entry-Level: Bookkeeping, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Communication Skills for Business & Industry: Alpha, Numeric Data Entry /Ten -Key, and Electronic
Data Entry  & Skill Development: Alpha, Numeric Data Entry /Ten -Key, Resume Writing, and Job Search skills

Where: West Dallas Multipurpose Center
2828 Fish Trap Road
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: 214-860-5704 or 214-671-0448
When: Coming June 2015
Applications for Program Consideration Available at the West Dallas Multipurpose Center Receptionist’s Desk
Seats are LimitedMust be available and willing to commit to three (3) Days a week for Five (5) months of Training.

We Believe Your IT Infrastructure Is Only As Good As Your People

Per scholas students are talented — with the right balance of skills and work ethic to help your business thrive.

Per Scholas is a national nonprofit organization that trains people for
life-changing careers as IT professionals.

To date, Per Scholas has trained over 5,000 individuals, helping them build
lasting, life-changing careers in technology. National replication is underway
with sites operating in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dallas, and the National Capital

Click here for more Information

Health Insurance Marketplace for 2015

Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2015 under the Affordable Care Act will end in February.

In an effort to assist individuals and families to sign up for coverage, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson  is hosting health care forums with experts to inform and answer questions about healthcare coverage, and “navigators” who are trained to assist people to find the best coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

If you need to make changes in your health care coverage, get coverage for the first time or need help understanding the Affordable Care Act, the event below hosted by the Congresswoman are designed to help you.

(For additional information please contact Sarah Davenport at 214-922-8885)
When: January 29, 2015 6:30p-8:00p
Where: Cedar Valley College
Building M, Room 121
3030 North Dallas Ave
Lancaster, Texas 75134
(Parking in Lot S1)

Upcoming Trainings in the Metroplex

GED Classes
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6pm – 8pm
North Oak Cliff Branch Library
302 West Tenth Street
Dallas, TX 75208

GED Classes
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6pm – 8pm
Grauwyler Park Branch Library
2146 Gilford Street
Dallas, TX 75235

Career Counseling
Monday – Friday
9am – 5pm
4209 McKinney Ave, Ste. 202-D
Dallas, TX 75205

Workforce Training
Monday – Friday
8am – 5pm
2520 W. Irving Blvd, Ste 100
Irving, TX 75061

Job Training and Placement
Goodwill 214-638-2800 ext 144 214-638-2800 ext 145

New Horizons Computer Learning Center
150 W John Carpenter Fwy.
Suite 100
Irving, TX 75039

Now Hiring Apply Online!

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The best way to take advantage of these opportunities is to go to and search for the job using the Job Posting Number listed in the report.

Advanced Auto Parts – 12 New Stores Opening throughout the Dallas area! (JE)

  • 3246812 – Drivers
  • 8301540 – General Manager
  • 6313557 – Parts Professional

 AIG Financial Network (JDH)

  • 2776703 Insurance Agents (20)

 Amazon – Is hiring for Coppell and Irving location. Must pass drug and background check. No experience needed, must pass application assessment test for employment. (YB)

  • 3274774 – Full-time Seasonal warehouse/order pullers. (250+)
  • 6346233 – Part-time Seasonal warehouse/order pullers (250+)

Chase Bank – Hiring for Coppell, TX location. New positions! (PH)

  • 3279882 – Customer Assistance Specialist (50)

 CVS- Currently hiring for stores throughout the Dallas area. Must be at least 16 years of age to apply. Full and Part Time Openings available! No Felonies! (JE)

  • 3229719– Cashier/Customer Service Associate
  • 6296659– Pharmacy Tech
  • 8284569– Shift Supervisor

Diamond Staffing – Warehouse Positions (JDH)

  • 5005428 – Warehouse workers (30)

 Dollar General – Multiple positions are posted in WIT(RY)

  • 6326215 – Part-time Sales Associates.

 Dominos- Hiring for all locations in the Dallas area. Employer has over 200 openings. (JE)

  • 2774314- Delivery Drivers (200)
  • 6320462- Customer Service Rep
  • 6966332- Shift Leader

Fed X Ground – Now Hiring (JDH)

  • 2787430 – Part-Time Package Handlers (100)

Instaff – Is hiring forklift operators 50 open positions (JDH)

  • 3278695 – Warehouse (50)

Kraft Foods – Hiring various positions (JE)

  • 2768327 – Electrician
  • 6315101 –  Electro- Mechanical Maintenance Technician
  • 6322177 –  Maintenance Supervisor

Macy’s – Currently ramping up for holiday season hiring for General Sales in ALL Departments Full & Part-time Sales Associates (NA)

  • 5000580 – North Park Mall
  • 6969153 – Southwest Center Mall
  • 6323269 – Firewheel Mall
  • 8311169 – Town East Mall

Marshalls – currently hiring for Merchandise Associates. (NA)

  • 2801927 – P/T Merchandise Associates

Omni Hotel – Now hiring (KC)11/21

  • 3217595 – Housekeeping, Room Attendant (10)

Omni Park West Hotel– Now Hiring (KC)

  • 5019814– Housekeeping
  • 6339846- Lead Steward
  • 6339851- Overnight Housekeeper
  • 6339177- Evening Banquet Houseperson

Premier Logitech–Hiring various positions (GH)12/12

  • 3224830- Assembly Packer 20+ positions
  • 8273641- Desktop Deployment Technician Level 1
  • 8274816- Desktop Deployment Technician Levels 2-3
  • 6943637- Team Lead Technician

Starwood Hotels – Hiring for positions in hotels across the Dallas area(RY)

  • 3238703- Hotel Housekeeping.

TJ Maxx – Hiring for Merchandise Associates ramping up for the holiday season. (NA)

  • 3255217 – 10 Merchandise Associates
  • 6967978 – 12 Merchandise Associates

Tom Thumb – Currently hiring various positions for stores throughout the Dallas area. (PH)

  • 3278679 – Various positions (over 200) Floral Designers, Pharmacy Tech, Supervisors/Managers, Food Prep Workers, Cashiers, Stock Clerk, Bakers, Butchers

UPS – currently hiring for their Monroe location. (YB)

  • 4997528 – Package Handler – Part Time (200)
  • 5019525 – Automotive Mechanic (10)

 UT Southwestern – currently hiring in Dallas – must be able to pass background check (RY)

  • 6276573 – Utilities Station Operator/CDAS
  • 2752280 –Driver

 Waffle House – hiring for various positions (GH)

  • 5015598 – Cooks, Waiters/Waitresses, Management Staff

 Wal-Mart – New Lancaster Location (JDH)

  • 3271522 – Cashiers, Stockers, Overnight Crew (250 Positions)

Walmart –Sanger, TX location (PH)

  • 6344128 – Warehouse Associates:Unloaders/Processors, overnight crew (40 open positions)

You are also invited to visit one of our 8 Workforce Centers for assistance.

Garland Workforce Center
217 N. Tenth St.
Garland, Texas 75040
(972) 276-8361

Grand Prairie Workforce Center
801 South State Highway 161, 5th Floor
Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
(972) 264-5881

Irving Workforce Center
2520 W. Irving Blvd., Suite 100
Irving, Texas 75061
(972) 573-3500

Mesquite Workforce Center
2110 N. Galloway Ave., Suite 116
Mesquite, Texas 75150
(972) 329-1948

The Opportunity Workforce Center
1610 Malcolm X Blvd., Ste. 201
Dallas, Texas 75226
(469) 802-1800

Preston at Alpha Workforce Center
5955 Alpha Road, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75240
(972) 388-5600

Southwest Workforce Center
7330 S. Westmoreland Rd, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75237
(972) 709-5377

Towne Market Workforce Center
3402 N. Buckner Blvd., Suite 308
Dallas, Texas 75228
(972) 288-2703



Career Fair Etiquette

You should also dress professionally and have certain materials ready before you go to a career fair such as your resume. Companies are generally looking to collect that resume as they meet you.

Do your research
When you go in for a normal interview, it’s definitely expected that you do your research and know why you want to work there.  In the case of a career fair, the same thing is expected.  Just because you are meeting multiple companies instead of one doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know about them in advance.

Generally the list of companies is published in advance of the date of the career fair.  Take a look, decide which companies you want to chat with, and then do a little research on each.  You probably don’t need to go into as much depth as you would for an interview, but showing up at a company’s table knowing nothing about them won’t make a positive impression.

Know what opportunities are available/you’re interested in
Knowing what opportunities are available with the company (that you’d also be interested in) is a great way to focus the conversation.

As part of your chat with the company representative you can always say “I saw on your website that you are hiring for X. I’m really interested in roles like that and was wondering the best way to express interest” or something along those lines.

Know what you are going to say
A part of career fair etiquette is planning what you are going to say ahead of time, especially when you are introducing yourself.  This should be in the form of some sort of “elevator pitch” (check out this tutorial to create one).  The elevator pitch will allow you to concisely say who you are, what you’re interested in, and why you’d be great at it.

It’s great to show up at each booth with a plan of what you are going to say versus just walking up and saying “hi”. That sets the conversation up to fail from the beginning because it’s more likely to “fall flat” and not give you the chance to explain why you’re great.

Be mindful of people’s time
One thing that can be slightly awkward about career fairs is that you are generally stepping up to a table or booth but there are a line of people standing behind you waiting to do the same thing.  Spend a little time with each company but don’t stand there all day (5 minutes is probably the maximum time).  You also need that time to go visit other companies so be sure not to put all of your eggs in one basket.

Find out the best way to follow up
If you are visiting a company’s booth at a career fair, you probably want to follow up with them in some way (to eventually get a job or internship). Ask the company representative their preferred method of follow up.  Equally important is knowing who to follow up with.  When a company says “just apply online” and won’t offer up a contact, that means they probably don’t necessarily want you to follow up with anyone directly. That’s not ideal but it’s okay. Your goal is to find out what they want and be respectful of that.

Say thank you
For those who do offer up contact information, write a thank you note after your meeting with them just as you would if you had an interview.  Similar to writing a regular thank you note, make sure it is thoughtful, somewhat customized, and send promptly after the meeting.

I do think these things are basic career fair etiquette but I also believe that following them will help you get ahead at a career fair.  The most people who plan ahead, are incredibly thoughtful, and very prepared are the people that get ahead in the job search overall, not just at a career fair.

Good luck!

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