Rockwall County continued to enjoy low unemployment this summer, adding almost 1,400 new jobs during the past year.
But for those individuals who are still seeking employment, or who may be considering a career change, the Rockwall Economic Development Corporation has a major job fair lined up in just a few weeks.
The 2019 Rockwall Job Fair is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at Lake Pointe Church, 701 East Interstate 30 in Rockwall.
The event is free to all job seekers and is expected to offer information on more than 100 job openings, provide complimentary career and resume counseling, offer hiring managers on location, with helpful resources from the Rockwall EDC’s partners and allow job hunters to learn about great local employers.
Employers scheduled to be in attendance at the Fair include the City of Rockwall, GMR, Rapier and Associates LLC, Archer OpTx Inc, Col-Met Engineered Finishing Solutions, SPR Packaging, Pratt Industries, Rockwall ISD, TrendHR, Rockwall County, TransAm Trucking, Warehouse-Pro, Channell Commercial Corporation, Interstate Wire, Texas Health Rockwall, Impact Selector International, Special Products & Mfg, Whitmore Manufacturing, Employee Solutions, Pegasus Foods and the City of Fate.
Additional employers are being invited to participate and job seekers are encouraged to pre-register for the event. Additional information is available online at rockwalledc.com/job-fair/
According to a report issued by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) the unemployment rate for July in Rockwall County was at 3.2 percent , up from 3.1 percent in June and below the 3.4 percent reported in July 2018.
A total of 50,089 people were listed as employed in the county last month, 63 more than in June, and 1,389 more than in July one year ago.