Costilla County job fair well attended

Brandi Cosby, Samantha Parra, Alma Banuelos, Michele Esquibel, Tommy Vigil

FORT GARLAND– Costilla County Department of Social Services held its annual job fair in Fort Garland at the local community center on May 16th. The purpose of the fair was to connect individuals with perspective employers and resources.

The job fair provided individuals the opportunity to meet with several employers during the course of the day, meeting the people who actually make the hiring decisions. Individuals had the chance to introduce themselves and to tell perspective employers why they wish to work for them.

Brandi Cosby was the guiding force for the job fair, with caseworkers Alma Bauelos, Samantha Parra and supervisor Michele Esquibel rounding out the team. Their team efforts lead to a successful career fair with more than 20 employers, recruiters, nonprofits and resource contacts being on hand.

Participants in attendance included: Trinidad State Jr. College, Tiny Hands Daycare, Colorado Christian University, Adams State University, SLV BOCES SWAP, SLV Health, The Training Advantage, Workforce Center, SLV Behavioral Health, National Guard, La Puente/ Working Together, Blue Peaks, Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Community Banks of Colorado, Conejos Peak Ranger District, Division of Vocational Rehab, Migrant Education program, Costilla County Public Health, Costilla Sherriff’s Office, ACE Hardware, Idaho Pacific Potato Co. and O’Reilly’s.

Costilla County DSS wants to thank KSLV/ KYDN for allowing the promotional opportunity on Valley Views and also a big thank you to the Fort Garland Community Center for the venue. CCDSS wants to again thank everyone for participating and we look forward to seeing everyone next year.

Representing Costilla County DSS at the job fair were, from left, Brandi Cosby, Samantha Parra, Alma Banuelos, Michelle Esquibel and Tommy Vigil.

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