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Journal Job Fair Tuesday at Embassy Suites

jobfairALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque Journal’s second Career Connect Job Fair is set to be even bigger than last spring’s first one, with at least 23 hiring companies scheduled to meet with job seekers at the Embassy Suites from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Journal’s first career fair last April drew thousands of job hunters, helping businesses find strong employees and helping those in the market for employment to find a good job, organizers said in a news release.

“We’re really proud of the growth we’re seeing in Career Connect, as more employers are taking advantage of our tremendous reach of job seekers in the market,” said Jim Weddell, vice president of advertising and marketing for the Albuquerque Journal.

“The Journal and its digital version reach more than 460,000 readers a week, plus our online traffic is well above 750,000 unique visitors a month, which allows us to attract more people than other fairs to give these employers a great opportunity to find qualified job seekers for their positions.”

A special section on the job fair will run in the Journal’s Sunday edition.

Employers signed up include: New York Life Insurance, Brewer Oil, Adelante Development Center, T-Mobile, AAA New Mexico, The Montebello on Academy, FootPrints Home Care, Agave Health Inc., BoomTime, Express Employment Professionals, Open Skies Healthcare, Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Melloy Nissan, Sprint, Adecco, Convergys, First Choice Community Healthcare, Conn’s HomePlus, Defined Fitness, United Way of Central NM, Hyatt Regency, Mark’s Casa Chevrolet and Tradesmart.

Workshops also will help job seekers get tips on how best to find a job, fare well in interviews, prepare a resume, reach out to employers and more.

The Journal’s first career fair in April received strong kudos from hiring companies, many of which found qualified candidates whom they hired immediately.