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Tomball EDC Connects Students with Jobs at High School Job Fair

NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Ross Winkler (832-689-8031)

Tomball EDC Connects Students with Jobs at High School Job Fair 

 

TOMBALL, TEXAS (May 28, 2019) – The first Tomball Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) Job Fair held at Tomball High School on May 20th connected high school job seekers with companies looking to fill immediate positions.  Positive feedback from participating companies and students has led TEDC organizers to declare the job fair a success and plans are in the works to expand the job fair in the future.  

More than 20 local businesses and government agencies, spanning various industries, came looking for employees at the job fair which attracted an estimated 300 Tomball High School students. Students visited interested companies to view current job opportunities and discover long-term career prospects. Job seekers discussed openings with entities such as Houston Poly Bag, VCA Pet Healthcare, Renewal by Anderson, Harris County, the City of Tomball, and others.

The job fair was born out of the 2019-2020 TEDC strategic work plan as an initiative to address the workforce needs of local businesses.

“The TEDC is committed to connecting local business with the ready, capable workforce that exists in Tomball,” said Executive Director, Kelly Violette. “By partnering with Tomball ISD, we are connecting our local businesses with the next wave of talent entering the workforce. I think everyone was impressed with what they discovered.”

The job fair targeted 10-12th graders eligible to be hired for full and part-time opportunities. Students voluntarily visited job booths during their lunch break to explore employment opportunities.

“The feedback from the students was great,” offered Tomball High School’s college and career counselor, Emily Nichols. “Students were visiting me the next day to follow up, including those who missed it and wanted to know more about the job and career opportunities.”

The following companies and agencies attended the job fair: Harris County Precinct 4; Group1 Automotive; Fastenal; 2020 Census; Whataburger; VCA Pet Healthcare; Crow Corporation; Wells Fargo; Harris County Constables Office Pct. 4; Williams Brothers Construction Co., Inc.; The Tutoring Center, Tomball; AmeriCorps; Phillips Cleaning Services; Houston Poly Bag; 403 Eats; Farmers Insurance; Renewal by Anderson; City of Tomball Departments - Human Resources, Public Works, Fire and Police Departments, and City Manager’s office.

 

About the Tomball Economic Development Corporation      

The mission of the Tomball Economic Development Corporation is to promote economic development in the City of Tomball through the attraction of new business and industry and the retention of existing businesses by providing the resources that enable and advance the general well-being of the community.