Job fairs

People pass a display during the Major League Baseball winter meetings Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
December 11, 2019 - 2:40 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jack Wang came all the way from Taiwan, well aware of the hurdles and long odds to pursuing a career in baseball. All this talk of minor league contraction isn’t shaking him off his dream. “It’s just not in my mind,” he said. Wang is among over 400 young professionals submitting...
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FILE - This Monday, July 8, 2019 file photo shows the Amazon Fulfillment warehouse in Shakopee, Minn. Amazon is on the hunt for workers. The online shopping giant is looking to fill more than 30,000 vacant jobs by early next year, and is holding job fairs across the country next week to find candidates. The job fairs will take place Sept. 17, 2019 in six U.S. cities: Arlington, Virginia; Boston; Chicago; Dallas, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Seattle. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
September 09, 2019 - 7:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is going on a hiring spree. The online shopping giant is holding job fairs across the country next week, aiming to hire more than 30,000 people by early next year. Amazon is looking for all kinds of workers, from software engineers, who can earn more than $100,000 a year, to...
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A plant employee stands near a refrigeration unit as business continues at this Koch Foods Inc., plant in Morton, Miss., Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, following Wednesday's raid by U.S. immigration officials. In an email Thursday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox said more than 300 of the 680 people arrested Wednesday have been released from custody. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 12, 2019 - 6:29 pm
FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Days after immigration agents arrested 680 Latino workers in a massive workplace sting at seven Mississippi chicken processing plants, job seekers flocked to an employment fair Monday in hopes of filling some of those now-empty positions. Koch Foods, based near Chicago, held...
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Handcuffed workers await transportation to a processing center following a raid by U.S. immigration officials at Koch Foods Inc., plant in Morton, Miss. U.S. immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday and signaled that the early-morning strikes were part of a large-scale operation targeting owners as well as employees. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 09, 2019 - 6:40 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on immigration raids in Mississippi (all times local): 5:35 p.m. One of the Mississippi chicken processing plants caught in an immigration raid plans a job fair Monday. Illinois-based Koch (cook) Foods says it will be recruiting new workers for its Morton plant at a...
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May 31, 2019 - 3:00 pm
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Amazon is looking to fill about 500 part-time and full-time positions during a job fair in Georgia. The company announced Friday that on-the-spot job offers will be made during the hiring event for Amazon's fulfillment center in south Bibb County. The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p...
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May 08, 2019 - 12:13 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's largest detention center is facing a serious staffing shortage and officials are looking to hire those looking for work. WCIV-TV reports there are about 90 vacancies currently out of nearly 400 jobs at the Al Cannon Detention Center. Deputy PJ Skipper says...
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December 01, 2017 - 8:42 am
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Cone Denim will hold a job fair for about 200 employees who will lose their jobs when a North Carolina plant closes at the end of the year. The Greensboro News & Record reports the Cone Denim spokeswoman Delores Sides said at least 11 textile and other manufacturers will...
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October 04, 2017 - 10:37 am
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — More than 50 Jordanian and international companies have advertised hundreds of jobs in textiles, construction and agriculture at a job fair for Syrian refugees, part of an EU-sponsored effort to help the displaced become more self-reliant during what could be...
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August 14, 2017 - 5:13 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Thousands of people searching for work following the abandonment of a nuclear power project in South Carolina are invited to job fairs this week. Gov. Henry McMaster plans to attend the first "Employ SC" job fair Monday. It will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Center for...
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Amazon workers run past a line of applicants waiting to enter a job fair after greeting them with high-fives, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at an Amazon fulfillment center, in Kent, Wash. Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers on the spot at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses during the recruiting event. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 02, 2017 - 11:01 pm
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Thousands of people showed up Wednesday for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers, as the e-commerce company held a giant job fair at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses. Although the wages offered will make it hard for some to make ends meet, many of the...
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