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Upcoming options for employment seekers

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Several job fairs including a business boot camp are upcoming in the Albuquerque metro in the next two months:

Business reboot

Albuquerque is one of twelve cities in the U.S. selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration to host an entrepreneurship training course for veterans or their spouses this summer.

Its Boots to Business: Reboot is a two-day event on Wednesday and Thursday at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW. The event takes place from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on both days.

It is free for veterans and their spouses; pre-registration is required.

To register, visit www.boots2businessreboot.org. Locally, for information only, veterans can also contact New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center Director Joe Long at joseph.long@state.nm.us or 505-383-2401.

This nationwide effort is led by representatives from the SBA’s resource partners and industry experts from Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families. It is supported through the SBA’s partnership with Syracuse University’s IVMF.

Veterans will learn how to evaluate business concepts, and effective strategies for developing a business plan.

Gobs of Jobs on Tues.

The next Gobs of Jobs career fair will be Tuesday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Marriott Pyramid, 5151 San Francisco NE, in Albuquerque.

Career openings range from entry level to highly skilled.

Companies signed up for the event include: AAA New Mexico; Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center; Alliance Data; Home Care Assistance; Lowe’s Customer Service Center; New Mexico Gas Co.; Rio Grande Credit Union; Santa Ana Star Casino; Sprint; New Mexico Corrections Department; T-Mobile; and Verizon Wireless..

Job seekers should bring résumés to hand out to business representatives, even though many require online applications. Business attire and good grooming are also recommended.

Tables and chairs will be available for job seekers to fill out applications for employment at companies requesting this be done on site.

For additional information, visit nmgobsofjobs.com.

TalentABQ

The City of Albuquerque-sponsored TalentABQ “Skills to Jobs” career event is Sept. 4 from 2-7 p.m. at the Marriott Pyramid

Organizers said that job seekers with validated skills scores are being invited in addition to a large community media campaign. A special thank-you cocktail reception featuring Mayor Richard J. Berry will be held for employers with door prize giveaways. Visit www.talentabq.org for information on skills-based hiring.

TalentABQ’s “Skills to Jobs” Talent Fair is open to all area employers. Also, a cocktail reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a silent auction to benefit HRMA.

Employers will be treated to a presentation about TalentABQ and how “Skills to Jobs” works prior to the talent fair. There will be on-site testing for job seekers, as well as employers to check it out.

Sign up at www.talentabq.org.

Employers wanted

The semi-annual Partnering for Success Career Fair on Sept. 12 is looking for companies to participate in the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Mexico Workforce Connections office, 501 Mountain NE in Albuquerque.

It is an ideal time to seek out employees for full-time, part-time and holiday needs, organizers said in a news release. There will be 45 tables and about 1,400 job seekers are expected to attend.

Employer participation is free, but you must have at least 10 available positions at the time of the event. Space is limited, organizers said.

Interested employers should contact: Margaret Sachs at 843-1903 or Karen Huladek at 843-1928.

Registration deadline is Aug. 18.

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