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10/05/2011

Jobs on display at Fort Worth Chamber's Job Links

Dropped in today at the Fort Worth Chamber’s Job Links Excelerator, a private monthly meetup between employers that have openings and organizations like schools and nonprofits that have large candidate pools.

The big applause came during the presentation from Pearl Hospitality, a Fort Worth hotelier that owns the Embassy Suites downtown and Holiday Inn Express at Henderson and Lancaster. Aside from having openings – chief building engineer, assistant engineer, and valet supervisor in Fort Worth – an HR development strategist from Pearl broke the room at the Worthington hotel up when she laid out some of Pearl’s employee-friendly workplace practices, including two-week, all-expenses-paid sabbaticals for salaried workers who reach five years of employment. The sabbaticals don’t have to have anything to do with the hospitality industry, but they must nurture “mind, body and spirit.”

Some of the other jobs on display at this morning’s Job Links:

Worthington: front desk, engineer III, loss prevention officer, banquet captain.

BNSF: Sales and marketing managers, Fort Worth and Houston, transportation and logistics background necessary; interns in technology services, audit, finance, sales and marketing, transportation; and management trainees. Apply at bnsf.com/careers

Mouser Electronics: Mouser, the Mansfield electronics component distributor owned by Berkshire Hathaway unit TTI, had 50 openings at last month’s Job Links. “We had a huge response,” Mouser exec Paula Holcomb told the Job Links crowd. At this morning’s Job Links, she was down to 30 openings. The big need: bilingual customer service agents. “It really is a service center,” she said. “There’s no selling, no upselling.” Apply at mouser.com/careers.

HoltCat: Heavy equipment technician in Fort Worth, engine technician, parts warehouse clerk in Irving, sales pre, in Irving, packaging tech in Irving, and parts counter rep in Fort Worth.  Minimum requirement: age 18, with drug gtest and background chekc. Apply at holtcat.com.

Pacesetter Personnel Services: event services, certified forklift, packing and shipping. Apply at 5612 E. Belknap, Fort Worth.

Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel & Spa: front desk agent, night auditor, room service, restaurant, and bartender, management, sales and catering consultant. Apply in person 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the hotel, 1701 Commerce St.

Northwest Independent School District Education Foundation: Interns. www.nisdtx.org./nef

Lucky Strike Fort Worth, servers, bartenders, food service.

MedStar: Paramedics, EMTs, finance clerk, administrative assistant. Apply: http://medstar.knowbase.com/OnBoard/jobboard/

Bethel University: Tennessee school preparing to open campus next year in area, seeking recruiters, advisers, counselors, customer service. Apply at www.bethelsuccess.net

- Scott Nishimura

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