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Businesses hired local workers at college job fair

Businesses hired local workers at college job fairLone Star College-Kingwood’s Career Services thanks local businesses for attending its Community Job Fair on May 17.

At the event, job seekers had the opportunity to meet hiring managers from Insperity, BBVA Compass, Edward Jones, Harris County Public Health Department, Marriott Marquis Houston, Cameo Caregivers, Hertz, Puragraft, Talent Logic, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Clubhouse Playcare, FINS, Hokulia Shave Ice of Humble, Houston Fire Dept., Houston Police Depart., ISS Facility Services, Kids R Kids, Lake Houston YMCA, Lowe's Home Improvement, US Army, Whataburger, Westex Security Services, Optimal Wireless, AmeriCorps, and Steep Creek Media. There were more than100 people who attended the job fair including LSC-Kingwood students and alumni, community members and a few high school students.

“Career Services provides programs and services to help our students every step of their college career,” said Kim Hammond, career services employment specialist. “Not only do we host job fairs, but we help individuals explore different career paths, write and revise resumes, prepare for job interviews, and transition to new careers.”

A part of LSC-Kingwood’s Student Services Division, Career Services organizes community job fairs, like this one, as part of its “From Admission to Position” mission. Located in the Student Conference Center, Student Services provides ongoing initiatives that empower students to reach their personal and academic goals. The team believes in investing in students through innovative programs, so they possess every tool necessary to be successful.

For more information on the LSC-Kingwood Career Services Department, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/kingwood-career-services.htm, contact Kim Hammond at 281-312-1624 or email Kingwood.CareerServices@LoneStar.edu.

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For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 95,000 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 $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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