City of Amarillo hosts career fair, includes on-site applications

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The City of Amarillo hosted a career fair to fill positions throughout the organization at the downtown branch of the Amarillo Public Library Friday, located at 413 SE Fourth Ave.

The event started at 10 AM Saturday at the library and ran until 2 PM., and Amarillo city officials said that department representatives were available to talk with attendees about potential career opportunities and those who attended the event were also able to apply to positions online while at the library.

Director of Human Resource with the City of Amarillo Mitchell Normand said the City of Amarillo currently has over 100 job openings within the city throughout various departments.

via City of Amarillo

He said it’s been difficult to recruit workers for the city.

“It’s been a challenging and demanding time in the job market. COVID has been a challenge, it really has impacted our ability to recruit and retain employees,” said Normand

One of those individuals looking for a job at the career fair, Torlynn Smothers, said he has been out of work for about a year and was looking to see what the City of Amarillo had to offer.

“It’s been very helpful. They have had a lot of different things and the people have been very nice and very outspoken and gave me a lot of descriptions of what I can get into and what to look for and job opportunities online and stuff like that. I’m very happy I came,” said Smothers.

Normand added that departments have had success Saturday as some have already lined up interviews with potential candidates.

Normands said the hiring process can take up to one to two weeks, depending on how fast an individual returns their paperwork and the city can do all of their pre-qualification requirements.

He said the city plans on hosting a job fair every quarter.

To see a full list of city positions that are available you can go to careers.amarillo.gov.

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