Gobs of jobs

By Daniel Johnson, Staff Reporter

Job Connection Center to host job fair

A job fair hosting more than 40 employers will be open to current CNM students and alumni, said Job Connection Services Manager Anna Watkins.

The job fair will be held at the Workforce Training Center located at 5600 Eagle Rock Ave. NE, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, she said.

“We want all students and grads to show up because we have employ­ers waiting to hire them,” said Watkins.

All employers partici­pating in the job fair are required to have available positions for attendees, she said.

Employers are not allowed to collect resumes for future placement or attend just to have a pres­ence, said Watkins.

“We hunt down employers that are looking for people to fill positions and are more likely to hire someone from the pro­grams of study offered at CNM,” said Watkins.

There will be mem­bers of the healthcare, applied technologies, business information and technologies and culinary arts commu­nity present, she said.

“They will be looking to fill positions that range from auto techs, banquet servers, pharmacy techs, branch managers and so on, all the way down to basic customer service,” she said.

Some employers will be conducting interviews on site, so students should dress as if it were a profes­sional interview, she said.

“If students are looking for professional level jobs in their areas of study, then this is a great opportunity to find out from somebody on the inside how it works so be organized and prepared,” she said.

Students should have all materials that they wish to present from an updated resume to a port­folio, she said.

Students should gather as much infor­mation as possible from potential employers to help with deciding if that is a place they want to work, she said.

“Pick up business cards and look for infor­mation on the company that you want to work at,” said Watkins.

This is an opportu­nity to get a preview of the field of interest and students should ask ques­tions and be ready to learn as much as possible about a specific company because it is extremely beneficial to the student, she said.

Job Connection Services can aid in making or updating resumes, find­ing job leads and teaching students how to commu­nicate with prospective employers, she said.

“Learning to talk about your strengths and your skills is not easy, so we are here to help students learn how to communicate and develop professional rela­tionships,” said Watkins.

Job Connection Services Job Fair


Wednesday, Feb. 27 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


CNM Workforce Training Center

5600 Eagle Rock Ave. NE

Participating employers


                Frito-Lay, Inc.

                New Mexico Workforce Connection

                Paychex, Inc.

                Presbyterian Healthcare Services

                Right at Home

                Wells Fargo

                Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

                PNM Resources

                Bank of Albuquerque

                U.S. District Court

                Tri-Core Reference Laboratories

                310 Solar Energy

                CNM Community College

                Positive Energy

                Hyatt Regency


                Volt Technical Resources

                Team Technologies

                Graybar Electric

                Express Scripts

                Verizon Wireless



                Heritage Home Healthcare and Hospice

                Lovelace Health

                Philmont Scout Ranch

                ABQ Health Partners

                UNM Human Resources

                Office Depot


                Albuquerque Police Department

                Bernalillo County

                UNM Hospitals

                NM Taxation and Revenue

                Sandia National Laboratories

                New Mexico Army National Guard

                Comfort Keepers

                Staffing Solutions/Resource MFG

                Enterprise Holdings

                Hard Rock Hotel & Casino


                City of Albuquerque

                Los Alamos National Labs

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