Waco is an attractive place to be a college graduate. The Work in Waco Job Fair, held on April 14, is one of many ways the community is providing opportunities for college students and graduates to connect with local employers.
The Work in Waco Job Fair is one of two major job forums the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce hosts in partnership with Baylor University, McLennan Community College and Texas State Technical College. The job fair has drawn an average of 200 students and more than 50 employers for the past five years, according to J.D. Windham, director of workforce development for the chamber.
Keeping higher-education graduates in the area is not only a primary goal of city officials, but is in line with the Prosper Waco initiative’s goal to increase employment and engagement of residents ages 16 to 24 years old. The CampusTown Waco Initiative is a collaborative effort of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, City of Waco, Baylor University, MCC and TSTC designed to connect local college students to various opportunities in Waco with the goal of retaining local talent for the Waco workforce.
To read more about the Work in Waco Job Fair, click here.