City of El Paso Hiring Within their IT Department

City of El Paso Hiring Within their IT Department

POSTED: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 8:14pm

UPDATED: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 12:46pm

EL PASO-- The city of El Paso is hiring. 

A job fair Thursday night was held to fill positions in the city's information technology department.

The jobs available for tonight's job fair are significant because about 20 of the positions pay more than 70-thousand dollars a year.

The city of El Paso said it's restructuring the entire I.T. department, and looking for qualified people to fill open positions. 

Most of the jobs require a 4-year degree, but real life experience is enough to fill some positions.

This is good news for El Paso-- the city's unemployment rate is almost 10 percent higher than the state and national averages.

El Pasoans we spoke with say they're excited about today's job fair, because of the quality of the companies that were brought in.

We also spoke with a man who has been umemployed for mroe than  a year. He hopes he has some luck at this job fair. 

"I'm grateful that they actually got all of these companies to come in to have a real job fair. We've been to the past job fairs where you just kind of walk around you talk with a few people but you don't really get anything out of it.," said Peter Fernandez.

The job fair will be held from 6:00-9:00 P.M. on the third floor at City Hall, located at 2 Civic Center Plaza in Downtown El Paso.

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Got there 5:30, should've gotten there at 5! I left at 8, line was out the east basement door going around back to Durango. Maybe 500 people attended! Got to talk to someone for maybe ten min. Just like Job Expo in Oct., I heard best to apply online. Mr. Gambino said turnout was way more than expected, they had to change game plan...! We'll see!

Why all the openings? How many people do they have now? Are jobs funded for a finite time by grants? How long will jobs last before layoffs?

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