In response to a rise in the unemployment rate during the COVID-19 pandemic, Fort Bend County will host a virtual job fair this week.
According to a news release from Precinct 4 Commissioner Ken DeMerchant, the county’s unemployment rate saw a spike of 9.5 percent between February and April.
The job fair, a partnership between the county and Texas Workforce Solutions, will run between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday to “help Fort Bend County workforce find employment and continue its economic resiliency.”
During the fair, participants will be able to see all employers in their virtual booths, apply directly to positions posted and ask employers questions about open positions. The fair can be accessed with either a mobile or desktop device.
“Fort Bend County is dedicated to helping the community at large during this time when everyone has witnessed the impact brought on by the pandemic in some form or another, and I am always looking for opportunities to see how we can get through this together,” DeMerchant said. “I am excited that we are still able to find employers in our county and surrounding areas in great need of good individuals to hire.”
Employers can register for the fair at wrksolutions.getyourbooth.com/, while job applicants can register at wrksolutions2.easyvirtualfair.com/.