By Alexandria Randolph
Whether they were moving into town, changing careers or just starting out in a vocation, visitors at the Summer Job Fair had plenty of options to peruse on Friday.
Just under 30 employing businesses attended the job fair at the former middle school campus, including local restaurants, pharmacies, manufacturers and municipal entities.
“We have these four positions we are currently recruiting.” said Vicki Tower, Lampasas assistant city secretary, as she gestured to material at the booth. “This is the first job fair I’ve attended. There are a lot of businesses here.”
Wendy Brixius and her daughter, Eriqa Brixius, found more than they expected at the fair.
“We’re looking mostly for her, but I found something that I might like,” Wendy Brixius said.
Eriqa Brixius said the job fair in Lampasas is the best she has attended.
“It’s a great range,” she said. “There are full-time jobs, part-time jobs – something for everyone.”
Brixius said she is seeking a job that will employ her while she finishes her associate degree and then her bachelor’s.
“There are lots of different opportunities here, even internships,” Wendy Brixius said.
Another mother and daughter pair, Carrie Kirk and Hannah Kirk, came to explore job opportunities as well. The two spoke to Assistant Jail Administrator Cristopher Brister about the six positions available at the Lampasas County Sheriff’s Department.
“She just graduated high school, and she was really interested in law enforcement,” Carrie Kirk said of her daughter. “We’re trying to get a feel for what’s out there.”
Representatives from the Texas A&M-Central Texas Department of Human Resources were on site to share information about several available adjunct faculty and part-time positions at the Killeen campus.
“We are hiring for the Human Resource department,” said Anna Kefauver. “You never know who you might find.”
Cathy Lovelady, a Round Rock resident who stopped at the booth, said she was seeking a job in the Lampasas area.
“I want to be closer to my son,” she said. “He lives here.”
Lampasas Economic Development Director Mandy Walsh said the job fair turnout was good.
“We had two businesses show up that called me yesterday and wanted to participate,” she said.
There was even participation by new businesses soon to open here.
By Alexandria Randolph