North Texas Job Fair Planned In Response To Worker Shortages

More than 100 employers are taking part in the North Texas Job Fair July 15 at the Irving Convention Center.

“You’ve got Bell that’s going to be there. Texas Rangers. Toyota. McKesson. Hundreds of businesses from across the Metroplex,” said U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne, who organized the job fair.

More than 20 mayors, a dozen chambers of commerce, and other state officials have joined her in a bipartisan effort.

“We’re trying to connect those people looking for jobs to those who are hiring,” said Van Duyne.

The Congresswoman says in discussions with business leaders the need for workers was a primary concern.

Many companies are simultaneously trying to rebuild their workforce after making layoffs and furloughs during the pandemic.

Workers are also re-evaluating their career paths or, in some cases, adjusting to new life circumstances.

Read the full story at CBS DFW.