Windward students gets hired on-the-spot during event on campus

More than 27 companies, local government and federal government organizations gathered at Del Mar’s Windward Campus for the Skills and Trades Hiring Event.

The Oct. 25 hiring event, which was open to current and former DMC students along with local community members, had over 400 attendees. Held at the Emergency Training Building, the different organizations had displays and company representatives available to answer questions as well as offer the opportunity for interviews, on-the-spot hiring and general job information

George Mendetta and Juliet Pineda were some local community members taking advantage of the event.

“Being recently married and new to the area from Austin, I’m looking for job opportunities so I brought my resume,” Mendetta said.

Pineda also was on the hunt for a job.

“I’ve only taken certifications and simple course work at Del Mar. I haven’t attended classes full time, but the ability to explore the local employers offers lots of great opportunities,” Pineda said.

Shane Loyed, a representative for Tesla, said the company is looking to fill several positions at its new Robstown plant.

“We are looking to hire people with no experience to fully experienced to fill over 100 positions for the refinery opening in 2025 in Robstown.”

Loyed urged anyone he spoke with to apply or look at positions online.

“The event is going great and we have had hundreds of community members and students visit us today,” Loyed said.

DMC students were also taking advantage of the hiring event, with Micah Martinez, a process technology major in his first semester, exploring the different businesses.

“It’s my first hiring event and it’s a good thing to come and see what my options are and what is available in the area,” Martinez said.

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