Meet Your Next Employees at the City of Austin’s 4th Annual Career Expo

Calling Austin employers! On behalf of the City of Austin, the Chamber is delighted to let you know about the opportunity to reserve a booth at their Fourth Annual CAREER EXPO 2014 “The Journey to Success Starts Here”.  The Career Expo will be held on Tuesday, May 20, Noon – 4:30 p.m. at the Palmer Event Center, 900 Barton Springs Road.

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In an effort to build a stronger, more vibrant community, the City of Austin is hosting this collaborative event to assist employers with top qualified talent and to assist job seekers with securing gainful employment. The Career Expo will be arranged to accommodate all employers with a separate section dedicated to IT/ high tech employers.

Employers will have the opportunity to meet and interview a diverse pool of qualified job seekers. The Career Expo will attract candidates in IT, sales, professional, technical, service, medical, retail, construction, and entry level and internship positions.  Last year the expo attracted 98 major employers and more than 3,000 participants. This year, the focus is to increase the applicant pool to meet employer needs.

To participate in the Career Expo 2014, please select from the following options:

VIP PACKAGE: $3,500 Premium 10×20 booth location with 2 tablesCompany name, and link to Employer WebsiteCompany name listed in large print as major sponsor on Employer on brochure/expo map and other marketing materialsCompany name listed in large print as major sponsor on participant bags

Private interview booth

Meal tickets and beverages for six (6) (additional meal tickets may be purchased at $30 each)

 

PREMIUM PACKAGE: $500 10×20 Booth with 2 tablesCompany name, and link to Employer WebsiteCompany name listed as a Premium Employer on brochure/expo mapCompany name on participant bags

Access to interview area

Meal tickets and beverages for four (4) (additional meal tickets may be purchased at $30 each)

 

BASIC PACKAGE: $260 10×10 Booth space with 1 tableCompany name, and link to Employer WebsiteCompany name listed on brochure/expo mapAccess to interview area

Meal tickets and beverages for two (2) (additional meal tickets may be purchased at $30 each)

 

OTHER CITY, STATE GOVT/COUNTY GOVT/NON-PROFIT PACKAGE: $125 (Additional Table: $125) 10×10 Booth space with 1 tableCompany name, and link to Employer WebsiteCompany name listed on brochure/expo mapAccess to interview area

Meal tickets and beverages for two (2) (additional meal tickets may be purchased at $30 each)

 

CITY OF AUSTIN DEPARTMENTS PACKAGE: $125  (Additional Table: $125) 10×10 Booth space with 1 tableCompany name, and link to Employer WebsiteCompany name listed on brochure/expo mapAccess to interview area

Meal tickets and beverages for two (2) (additional meal tickets may be purchased at $30 each)

 

For detailed information and to REGISTER for this event, please go to www.austintexas.gov/careerexpo. Deadline to register is May 2, 2012.

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Talent Development Update

Austin Job Market Report

The Austin Job Market Report is a monthly report that provides insight into current employer demands, skills and occupations in Metro Austin. To view the most recent March 2014 report, click here.

Over $68 Million Awarded to Central Texas High Seniors Heading to College

As of late March, results for the Chamber’s 28 Q1 Financial Aid Saturdays Program indicate a total 6797 FAFSAs were filed by Central Texas high school seniors. The filings represent about $68.4 million in aid for college bound students and reflect 914 more filings, or a 2 percentage point increase, over Q1 2013 filings. New filing totals and winners of the Chamber’s FAFSA high school prom contest will be announced next week.

Inaugural Summer Melt Program Yields Positive Results

The Chamber’s Summer Melt Pilot, a program to help students overcome college enrollment barriers the summer after high school graduation, show that that first-generation, low-income, students experienced a 10 percentage point increase in enrollment as a result of the program. Other low-income and underrepresented student groups also experienced 4 to 8 percentage point gains in enrollment over control groups in the pilot. The Chamber hopes to implement a more targeted Summer Melt initiative in summer 2014.

College Student President Roundtable

The Austin Chamber and the National Campus Leadership Council, based in D.C., met with the regional businesses and area college student body presidents for an exclusive discussion on the future of the region’s labor market and to identify common goals and strategies to improve post-graduate opportunities and success for college students.

Opportunities for Engagement

MakerSquare Career Day

The Austin Chamber is jointly-promoting MakerSquare Career Day on April 18 to help meet the hiring demands of Austin employers for software developers. Take this opportunity to meet the people behind MakerSquare and the graduates from their programs. Click here to register for this free event.

Austin Community College’s Accelerated Programming Training (APT) Industry Partner Recruitment Event

The Austin Chamber is co-hosting ACC’s APT Industry Partner Recruiting event to help local employers recruit programming talent. Students are rigorously screened before entry into the program. Take this chance to meet and recruit from these candidates before they enter the tech market. Click here to register for this free event.

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ABIA Let’s Travelers Earn More through ‘Thanks Again’

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Earn more airline miles or hotel points when dining, shopping, or parking at Austin’s airport through Thanks Again.  Today, the Thanks Again program was launched at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to give airport customers more value for their purchases.

“We are honored to partner with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to launch the only national airport-centric reward and passenger engagement program in one the fastest growing cities in North America.  AUS is truly embracing an innovative approach to
customer service and engagement,” said Marc Ellis, CEO of Thanks Again.

Maggie Bishop, Director of Business Retention and Expansion added, “The partnership between ABIA and Thanks Again is an example of the airport’s loyalty to first class customer service to every passenger. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is Central Texas’s gateway to the world and this program affords our community the opportunity to both support the airport and earn valuable rewards in a simple way.”

Travelers participating in Thanks Again will be eligible to earn frequent flyer miles or hotel reward points for every qualifying purchase made at Austin-Bergstrom, including ABIA On-Airport Parking as well as participating concessions.

It’s free and easy to enroll in Thanks Again. Customers must be an enrolled member to earn rewards. Enrolled members automatically earn one mile or two hotel points per dollar spent on qualifying purchases.  Join up at thanksagain.com/au.

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TxDOT Seeks your Feedback: Mobility 35 Travis County Neighborhood Survey

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TxDOT is asking for feedback from stakeholders living in neighborhoods adjacent to I-35. Information gathered from the survey will be used by the project team to better understand east/west connectivity issues and other special concerns of the neighborhoods.

The Mobility 35 Travis County Neighborhood Survey is available online. It will remain open through tomorrow (4/11), so be sure to take some time filling it out.

Note that the survey is open to any resident of Austin – help spread the word and share through your networks.

 

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CleanTX: Upcoming Events

On Monday April 14th, CleanTX and the Austin Technology Council will be combining forces on to put on a job fair at HelioVolt- putting Austin’s top energy, engineering, hi-tech and cleantech companies in touch with about 60 highly skilled individuals seeking new opportunities. Please come on out on Monday 4/14 and meet with qualified technicians, engineers, PhD and executive-level professionals with experience in manufacturing and R&D. Details and registration can be found here.

Over the next few weeks, CleanTX will be getting the Cleantech Open started in the South Central Region (Info session April 17th), and celebrating the unveiling of an ultra-fast electric vehicle charger at Nissan. This event will host an incredible band and will provide free food and drinks to all attendees of age. Registration for this event can be found here.

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