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State Agencies Seek To Hire Hundreds From April Events

Apr 9, 2019

The state is looking to hire hundreds of new employees over the next two weeks. Agencies will accept walk-in applicants at “rapid hire” events in Carlsbad, Roswell, Farmington, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces. 

Highway maintenance workers, case workers and registered nurses are just a few of the employees that state departments are trying to hire at job fairs in April.

Stacy Johnston with the Department of Workforce Solutions says job-seekers should show up "dressed for success" and with at least three copies of their resume.

"When they come in, they’ll receive a flyer that goes over all the positions of the day, what we’re looking to hire for, and then we’ll schedule them a 10-20 minute interview," Johnston explained. "They’ll leave with either a contingency offer, or they’ll know within a day or two if they’ve received the job. 

The jobs available range from near-minimum-wage positions that ask for a high school diploma, to those that pay $22 dollars an hour and require a college degree. Johnston says people at the “rapid hire” events can interview for multiple positions, as long as they meet the minimum requirements. 

Applicants should also bring college transcripts if they have them.

All events will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

Santa Fe

Tuesday, April 16

Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd, Santa Fe

Participating Agencies: Department of Transportation, Department of Public Safety, Taxation & Revenue Department, Children, Youth, and Families Department, Department of Health, and Human Services Department

Albuquerque 

Wednesday, April 17

New Mexico Workforce Connection, 501 Mountain Rd, NE, Albuquerque

Participating Agencies: Department of Public Safety, Children, Youth, and Families Department, Department of Health, and Human Services Department

Albuquerque

Thursday, April 18

New Mexico Workforce Connection, 501 Mountain Rd, NE, Albuquerque

Participating Agencies: Department of Transportation, Children, Youth, and Families Department, Department of Health, and Human Services Department

Las Cruces

Tuesday, April 23

Doña Ana Community College, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd. Las Cruces

Participating Agencies: Department of Transportation and Department of Health, Department of Public Safety

Past events:

Carlsbad

Tuesday, April 9

New Mexico Workforce Connection, 323 S. Halagueno

Participating Agencies: Department of Transportation, Department of Public Safety, Taxation & Revenue Department

Roswell

Wednesday, April 10

New Mexico Workforce Connection, 2110 S. Main St, Roswell

Participating Agencies: Department of Transportation, Department of Public Safety, Department of Health, and Department of Military Affairs

Farmington

Friday, April 12

San Juan College, Information Technology Center, 4601 College Blvd, Farmington, NM 87402

Participating Agencies: Department of Transportation, Department of Public Safety, Taxation & Revenue Department

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