Congressman Pearce Completes Series of Eight Job Fairs

Oct 19, 2012 Issues: Economy and Jobs

Hobbs, NM (October 19, 2012) - Congressman Steve Pearce hosted his eighth job fair of this Congressional term, in Hobbs on Thursday.  The job fair wrapped up a series of events which fulfilled the Congressman’s commitment to putting New Mexicans back to work.

“We continue to focus on what is most important to get our economy going again, and that is connecting workers with job opportunities,” Mr. Pearce said. “This is something that I am very proud to have accomplished during this two-year period, and plan to host more in the future.  Job creation is the top issue across the country and these job fairs are a great opportunity to put those looking for work in the same room as employers.  I don’t know a more important role for Congress that I could do than get New Mexicans working again.”

More than 300 employers participated in the job fairs, which were held in Las Cruces (2), Roswell (2), Silver City, Alamogordo, Los Lunas and Hobbs. Approximately 2, 750 people attended the job fair series.

Chris Jones, CEO of Home Care Connection in Carlsbad, traveled to several of the job fairs searching for healthcare industry workers. “A strong economy is built on solid small businesses,” he said. “A company only grows when it has good, capable employees behind it, and I appreciate Congressman Pearce doing all he can to reach out and help us find good people to work.”

At this week’s job fair in Hobbs, Richard Johnson, Operations Manager of R360 Environmental Solutions of Hobbs, had 15 truck driving positions he was attempting to fill. “Each one of those positions have a potential salary of over $80,000,” Johnson said. “The economy is very strong in southeastern New Mexico and we need workers. We appreciate the opportunity to come and speak to job seekers.”

The Alamogordo job fair featured jobs for veterans with over 3,000 jobs available that day. “Employers should be looking at hiring veterans that are coming home right now. They are trained and ready to go to work, and the government offers incentives for hiring veterans that would be beneficial to companies,” added Pearce.