Texas Wesleyan Career Services hosted the monthly Tarrant County Job Links meeting on Feb. 6 in Lou’s Place. The event helps companies get the word out about available jobs to candidate providers. Candidate providers are organizations like employment agencies and colleges who then let potential candidates know about the opportunities.
TXWES hosted over 60 employers and candidate providers at the meeting. Among the employers present were the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Live and Fastenal.
“Job Links serves as an invaluable resource for agencies looking to spread the word about jobs,” said Michael Gatton, associate director of Texas Wesleyan Career Services. “It also helps the university build relationships with employers from around Tarrant County. We look forward to hosting Job Links again.”
Texas Wesleyan Graduate Admissions also attended to encourage employers to partner with TXWES in furthering their employee’s education through the MBA Program.
Devoyd Jennings, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce and Texas Wesleyan alumnus, attended the meeting as a guest speaker. Jennings graduated from TXWES in 1971 and served on the Board of Trustees. Jennings also serves as the vice chairman of the Minority and Women Business Enterprise Advisory Committee for the City of Fort Worth.
The mission of Job Links is to advance employment in Tarrant County by providing a routine forum where employers can network for recruiting top talent in Tarrant County. The intent of this initiative is to provide a mutually beneficial opportunity for employers and residents while supporting growth in the local community, facilitating vocational opportunity, and economic development. Job Links connects the business community and organizations working with qualified job applicants. It also expands talent acquisition networks with new contacts, new resources and new ways to get positive results recruiting and retaining talent.