The Career Services department at Lone Star College-Kingwood invites job seekers to attend its first Job Fair for fall 2018.
The free event is on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 12-2 p.m. in the Student Conference Center (SCC) Atrium. Companies will be on-site to recruit for a variety of entry-level positions such as business administration, customer service representatives, restaurant and banquet staff, police officer cadets, and more.
“I hope that employers will take advantage of the opportunity to hire our talented, hard-working and ambitious LSC-Kingwood students and alumni,” said Donna Washington, Career Services program manager. “I hope that prospective employees will use this event as a way to showcase their education and skills to gain the full-time and part-time positions that they seek.”
LSC-Kingwood’s Career Services department hosts two job fairs each academic year and provides free resources to students and the business community year round. Job seekers should dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their resumes. They are also encouraged to visit employers’ websites and fill out applications before the event.
“The purpose of the Job Fair is to continue the college’s commitment to serving our community by providing a platform for our students and community members to meet local employers,” she said.
LSC-Kingwood’s Job Fair will help to boost Lake Houston’s economy, which took a hit during Hurricane Harvey. This event proves that area businesses are recovering and are bringing jobs back to the community. Also, some employers will hire on the spot.
“#HoustonStrong is a very accurate description of our spirit, as well as, our current economy. Like LSC-Kingwood, many of the businesses damaged by Hurricane Harvey remain invested in the Lake Houston area,” Washington said. “This confidence is reflected in a lower unemployment rate and an increase in the number of jobs, which benefits both employers and job seekers.”
Businesses that will participate in the job fair are ABM Aviation, Accountemps, BBVA Compass, Best Buy, Brookdale Senior Living, Burke’s Outlet, Chick-Fil-A Kingwood, City of Houston Health Department, Hertz, Houston Police Department, and Humble Independent School District. For a complete list of employers, visit www.lonestar.edu/job-employer-list.
Career Services at LSC-Kingwood is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and is located in the SCC room 205. For more information on the department or the job fair, call 281-312-1624 or email Kingwood.CareerServices@LoneStar.edu.
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Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.