Looking for work? Employers announce more job fairs, hiring efforts around metro Phoenix

Some businesses are finding it harder to find qualified workers.
Some businesses are finding it harder to find qualified workers.

From pastries to the Postal Service, plenty of jobs remain unfilled around the Phoenix area, and employers continue to announce events to attract workers.

Arizona's unemployment rate in March stood at 3.3%, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was a bit lower than the national jobless rate of 3.6%.

Multiple employers offering interviews

Thousands of jobs are potentially up for grabs at a job fair in Tempe on Tuesday.

The event at the DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Tempe, located at 2100 S. Priest Dr., will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Job seekers are encouraged to arrive early, bring plenty of resumes and dress ready to interview.

Featured companies/exhibitors include Holsum Bakery, Associated Retina Consultants, Security Industry Specialists, Schuff Steel, J Curve Technologies, Champion Home Builder, Gila River Hotels & Casinos, Microchip, Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, Fry's Food Stores, Blue Signal, Cutter, Parker & Sons, Piedmont Airlines and Disability Access Consultants.

Others include the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale, Mondelez International, Lifewell Behavioral Wellness, Scottsdale Police Department, First Credit Union, Turbo Insurance Group, Terros Health, Bankers Life, Salt River Project, Arizona @ Work, Arizona Department of Economic Security, Blink and Truly Nolen.

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Bakery workers needed

Phoenix-based Café Valley Bakery is looking to make 200 or more new hires while retaining existing employees at its production facility in west Phoenix.

Starting pay ranges from $17 to $19 an hour, depending on the shift.

The company is offering open interviews every Monday from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at its facility located at 7000 W. Buckeye Road in Phoenix.

The company (cafevalley.com) makes muffins, cakes, turnovers, croissants and other bakery products for customers throughout the U.S. and some foreign markets.

Job openings at restaurant chain

Angry Crab Shack, a chain of Asian-Cajun restaurants, is seeking cooks, dishwashers and other back-of-house staff, along with various categories of managers. The company is seeking help at seven locations across the Valley.

Compensation ranges from $16 to $20 a hour for back-of-house staff positions, plus benefits. Management positions pay $45,000 to $60,000 per year, plus benefits and the potential for quarterly bonuses.

More information and application forms can be seen at angrycrabshack.com

Postal Service still looking

The U.S. Postal Service will seek to fill immediate openings for letter carriers, clerks, mail handlers and automotive technicians at job fairs on April 21 and April 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The events will be held at the Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix.

Starting pay ranges from $17.32 to $24.70 an hour. All positions come with paid time off, holiday pay and health care benefits.

Applications are also accepted online at www.usps.com/careers. Applicants must be 18 years of age and be able to pass a criminal background investigation.

Asphalt job fair this week

Phoenix-based Sunland Asphalt is hiring for around 80 positions in Arizona and hosting a job fair April 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with on-site interviews and immediate hires.

Those 80 available positions feature full- and part-time jobs including project managers, engineers, drivers, laborers, concrete finishers and concrete formsetters.

The job fair will take place at 3030 S. 7th St. in Phoenix. Benefits include a 401(k) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, paid time off and medical and dental insurance.

Reach the reporter at russ.wiles@arizonarepublic.com.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Phoenix area employers seeking to fill hundreds of jobs hold job fairs