Starr County Industrial Foundation


STARR COUNTY - The first ever Starr County Job Fair, held this past Wednesday, not only hits the mark, but exceeds everyone’s expectations. By the end of the event, 2,200 job seekers had passed through the doors of the South Texas College (STC) Starr County Campus Auditorium. The fair organized by the office of Congressman Henry Cuellar, Starr County Industrial Foundation (SCIF) and Workforce Solutions (WFS) served as a platform for employers to recognize that Starr County and its surrounding areas have the population and qualified workforce to meet any of their needs.

There were 25 employers present with over 750 job openings, along with several non- profit organizations who were at hand to provide information on resources available to the attendees. WFS personnel and STC computer labs were made available to assist those that did not have a resume and Community Action Council provided free transportation to the venue.

Rose Benavidez, SCIF president said, “while this type of job fairs have happened in other counties, we wanted to host one in our community that allowed for employers to recognize the potential of our workforce and ensure that these opportunities are available to Starr County.”

A program opening the event included a welcome by Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal comments from SCIF, WFS representatives and Congressman Cuellar, which was then followed by a breakfast sponsored by the County of Starr.

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