Leading SA: Workforce Solutions Alamo CEO discusses current, future job market in San Antonio
Across the country and across Texas, the economic impact of the pandemic can still be felt. While some job sectors are returning to pre-pandemic levels, there are still main industries looking for people to work.
Over 500 job seekers registered for Brooks Virtual Job Fair
SAN ANTONIO – The Brooks Virtual Job Fair is set to take place on Wednesday morning. As of now, there are 59 registered business and 537 registered job seekers. Job seekers will have the chance to meet with employers, view job descriptions, and submit their resumes. Our virtual job fair, in partnership with @WSASanAntonio and @sa_works, is open to all skill and career levels. The job fair will take place beginning at 9 a.m. For more information click here.
Collaborative virtual job fair set to help San Antonio get back to work
SAN ANTONIO – Millions of Americans around the country are dealing with unemployment and as Texas begins to reopen, there is a new local initiative to help get people back to work. It’s a new partnership between Work Force Solutions Alamo, San Antonio Works and Brooks. Now, Workforce Solutions Alamo is teaming up with Brooks and San Antonio Works to get as many people in our community back on their feet as possible. A lot of people in and around San Antonio may also need help with the technology aspect, so that’s what some local computers are used for. You can register at multiple locations, including by clicking here, or those that are with the San Antonio Centers can find all the locations here, and the website is also under Career Centers on the Workforce Solutions Alamo website.
Job hunting? Drive-thru hiring event set for this weekend in San Antonio
BOB OWEN, Staff / San Antonio Express-NewsDo you want to work for Toyota? On Saturday, ResourceMFG in partnership with Workforce Solutions Alamo, will host a drive-thru hiring event on Saturday Feb. 6. Those interested in a job in automotive production at Toyota can head over to the event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Leonard's Catholic Church off Zarzamora Street. Jobs are currently being filled for Toyota's San Antonio plant on the city's Southside. READ ALSO: San Antonio company makes Fortune's 'World's Most Admired' companiesPositions start at $17.62 an hour and no experience is required.mysanantonio.com
12 tips for a successful job interview
Do you need help preparing for a job interview? To help you land the job you’re applying for, listed below are some tips on how to make a great first impression. connects eligible Bexar County residents affected by COVID-19 with in-demand jobs and job-training programs within their community, as well as support services such as child care. To learn more about Workforce Solutions Alamo A.C.T. If you have questions about finding a job in Bexar County, just type in your question in the SAQ portal listed below.
Here are 8 in-demand career industries in the San Antonio area right now
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. Workforce Solutions Alamo features immediate job openings from area employers in need of qualified candidates. “Our mission is to help people get jobs,” said Linda Canizales, public and government relations coordinator for Workforce Solutions Alamo. If you need help getting the proper training and education, Workforce Solutions Alamo can help direct you in the right direction/Health care Construction IT/cybersecurity Education Hospitality Aerospace Oil/gas Manufacturing[Related: Job shopping?
Nonprofits program connects eligible Bexar County residents affected by COVID-19 with in-demand jobs
SAN ANTONIO – Do you need some help finding a job? Workforce Solutions Alamo, a local nonprofit has partnered with Bexar County to create the Access Career Training and New Opportunities for Work program. connects eligible Bexar County residents affected by COVID-19 with in-demand jobs and job-training programs within their community, as well as support services such as childcare. Eligibility:If you are a resident of Bexar County, please contact Workforce Solutions Alamo about eligibility. To learn more about Workforce Solutions Alamo A.C.T.
4 ways that this nonprofit says it can help Bexar County residents find jobs
Here are four ways the group says it can help individuals find a job in Bexar County. 1) Daily virtual information sessionsWhether you have a question about a certain job, Workforce Solutions Alamo holds daily virtual informational sessions to help job seekers. 2) Virtual job fairsCheck the calendar here to stay up to date with the latest virtual job fairs. Participants may begin training in one of the following: High School Equivalency preparation, short-term training, long-term training, and on-the-job training. Click here to learn more about the services and career centers Workforce Solutions Alamo offers.
3 tips to a successful job interview on Zoom
If you’ve never used Zoom, don’t worry -- experts are here to assist you. Workforce Solutions Alamo has some insight on how to have a successful Zoom interview. It won’t hurt to ask a friend or family member to hop in a Zoom meeting with you so you can test everything out. [Related: SAQ: We want to know what questions you have about finding a job in Bexar County, Job shopping? This group provides countless immediate openings in your area]Preparing for your Zoom job interviewNow that you’re feeling good about using Zoom, it’s important to prepare for your video interview.
Job shopping? This group provides countless immediate openings in your area
The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. SAN ANTONIO – Being on the hunt for a new job can be extremely stressful, especially during a pandemic, but there’s a group who wants to help. Workforce Solutions Alamo features immediate job openings from area employers in need of qualified candidates. The largest employment sectors in Texas are retail trade, health care, professional services, and leisure and hospitality, according to Workforce Solutions Alamo. If you’re not sure where to get qualified for certain jobs, the group offers suggestions for educational opportunities.
SAQ: We want to know what questions you have about finding a job in Bexar County
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. SAN ANTONIO – Looking for your first job or transitioning careers? Workforce Solutions Alamo has a robust job board of more than 20,000 open jobs in a variety of fields and top career industries. If you have questions about finding a job in Bexar County, just type in your question in the SAQ portal listed below.
San Antonians unemployed due to COVID-19 pandemic rush to apply for city-funded training program
SAN ANTONIO – The City of San Antonio is pouring $75 million into the COVID-19 Workforce Recovery Program as part of its Recovery & Resiliency plan. The recovery program aims to help up to 10,000 city residents by September 2021 by connecting them with jobs. People can start in fields involving technology, bioscience, health care, and other available jobs. Workforce Solutions Alamo is getting a $16 million grant from the city to connect those eligible for the program with jobs now. Bexar County is also running a similar program called Access Career Training & New Opportunities for Work, or ACT NOW.
‘We’re in trouble right now,': Chamber of Commerce CEO says on SA’s coronavirus-stricken economy
SAN ANTONIO – Although San Antonio and Bexar County have seen a downward trend in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations over the past few months, the pandemic has taken a significant toll on the local economy. President and CEO of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Richard Perez joined Leading SA on Sunday to discuss the current economic situation and what comes next. There’s opportunities for retraining and opportunities to do other jobs," Perez said. “There are jobs available right now... particularly in the aerospace industry, health care and biosciences industry and, of course, the cybersecurity industry. They’ve got money, they’ve got the ability for people that are interested in getting retrained to teach you something different, something new...
Unemployment rate in Bexar County dropped in July, report shows
SAN ANTOIO – The unemployment rate decreased in July in Bexar County, according to Workforce Solutions Alamo. The organization’s monthly report shows the rate in Bexar County is now at 8.3%, which is down by 0.3% from June. Bexar County had the lowest unemployment rate compared to the other 12 counties covered by Workforce Solution Alamo, the report shows. The overall Texas rate of unemployment also decreased by 0.4%. To learn more about unemployment rate in Bexar County, click here.
COVID-19 job losses: Black and Hispanic communities in Bexar County among hardest hit
San Antonio The pandemic has left tens of thousands in Bexar County alone jobless and its having a greater impact on Hispanic and Black communities in San Antonio. According to Workforce Solutions Alamo, about 56% of unemployment claims in Bexar County are from the Hispanic community. Eight percent are African Americans, about 3,000, said Adrian Lopez, CEO of Workforce Solutions Alamo. Weve always seen a higher need among our hispanic and our black communities, Sifuentes said. Workforce Solutions Alamos goal is to connect people to jobs, work experience opportunities and training programs.
Unemployment rate in San Antonio-New Braunfels area increased to 13.2% in April, report says
SAN ANTONIO The unemployment rate in the eight-county San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area increased to 13.2% in April, according to information released Friday by Workforce Solutions Alamo. Texas unemployment rate hits worst on record at 12.8%The 13.2% rate is higher than the 4.5% rate that was reported in March after adjustments from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Other Services reported job decreases of 6,900 (-17.3%). Government reported job decreases of 1,300 (-0.7%). Financial Activities reported job decreases of 700 (-0.8%).
Workforce Solutions Alamo to temporarily close career centers for COVID-19 mitigation
SAN ANTONIO – Workforce Solutions Alamo will temporarily close its career centers, effective Thursday. The decision was made in order to protect employers, employees and residents, a news release said. “This announcement comes under the advisement of the Texas Workforce Commission and follows the closures of other workforce centers throughout the state in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” the news release said. “The Texas Workforce Commission is providing additional resources to be more responsive to unemployment claims,” the news release said. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
Man shares frustration trying to get help finding employment
SAN ANTONIO – Walk-ins are no longer allowed at Workforce Solutions Alamo as the agency has modified their operations to promote social distancing. An appointment is now needed. People are asked to call 210-224-HELP (4357) or go online to set up an appointment.
Layoffs Due to Pandemic Closures Overwhelm State, Area Workforce Agencies
A surge in people trying to file unemployment claims due to the unprecedented number of coronavirus-related layoffs caused the states workforce commission website to crash briefly on Thursday. By comparison, during the period of Feb. 1 to March 18, 2019, there were just over 2,000 layoffs reported in the state. Local data is not yet available for the 13-county region that Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) serves, which includes San Antonio. However, extended benefits for unemployment and disaster unemployment assistance is not yet available, stated a WSA press release. As the number of layoffs grows, many people are calling WSA asking about unemployment benefits and how to apply.therivardreport.com