Mesa County Workforce Center Holds Large Scale Hiring Event
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Friday's jobs report revealed fewer than expected jobs were added in August. A total of 96,000 jobs were created, which was down from the previous month. However, if you're looking for work in Mesa County, the Workforce Center is looking for you.
T.J. Maxx and Tractor Supply Company plan to open their doors this fall in Grand Junction, and the Mesa County Workforce Center will be the central hub for hiring activity for both stores.
T.J. Maxx is looking to hire over 100 people and the Tractor Supply Company will hire up to 16 people.
With an unemployment rate of 9.1 percent, Mesa County continues to have a rate above the state average, which is 8.5 percent.
“This is a benefit and it will impact our unemployment rate in a positive way,” said Sue Tuffin of the Mesa County Workforce Center. “We still need a lot more jobs and we’re encouraging folks to look for opportunities to add to their current positions.”
Officials from the center say jobs are temporary and that employees will have to work hard and prove themselves in order to turn their new job into something permanent.
The hiring event will take place all week long at the Mesa County Workforce Center located at 2897 North Ave. in Grand Junction.
They will be recruiting for T.J. Maxx positions from Monday until Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The recruitment for the Tractor Supply Company will start on Thursday and end on Friday, and will be going on from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Another major store coming to Grand Junction is Sprouts Farmers Market, and they’re also expected to hire nearly 100 people toward the end of the year.