PLAINVIEW, Texas - Job fairs for workers affected by Cargill's scheduled Feb. 1, 2013, idling of its beef processing plant here have been scheduled. The job fair featuring open positions at Cargill companies throughout the region began yesterday at the beef processing plant. By day's end, hundreds of employees expressed a desire to remain with Cargill if jobs requiring their capabilities exist in the company's numerous businesses that are represented. The job fair for Cargill positions runs through Friday.
A second job fair set up by Cargill for other companies seeking to fill positions begins today at the Plainview Country Club and will also run through Friday. Companies wishing to attend this job fair should contact Sarah Castillo, general manager at the Plainview Country Club, 2902 W. Fourth St., Plainview, Texas 79073, 806-293-2445 806-293-2445 FREE (office)/806-292-7625 (mobile).
A third career fair will take place on February 6 at the Ollie Liner Center, 2000 South Columbia, Plainview, Texas 79072, organized by Workforce Solutions South Plains and the Texas Workforce Commission. Companies wishing to participate in this career fair should contact Danny Soliz, director of business development, Workforce Solutions South Plains, 1301 Broadway, Suite 201, Lubbock, Texas 79401, 806-744-1987 806-744-1987 FREE , x 2005 (office/806- 777-0292 (mobile).
Ongoing informational meetings conducted by Cargill with affected employees will take place at the plant and cover all aspects of employment transition and support.