Transition Resource Fair held for Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association employees
For Immediate Release
February 19, 2020
Contact: Stacy Johnston
Acting Public Information Officer
Transition Resource Fair held for Tri-State Generation
and Transmission Association employees
(Albuquerque, NM) – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) and Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small hosted a transition resource fair for employees affected by the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association closure in Prewitt, New Mexico.
Over 60 employees attended the event on Monday, February 17, 2020 at New Mexico State University in Grants along with spouses and family to speak with hiring employers and service providers.
Of the 60, 40 went through the pre-qualification process for paid education training though Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funding.
Employers remarked on the level of qualifications individuals had, with some employers scheduling future interviews on the spot.
“The Governor cares deeply about an economy that works for everyone, and that means we have to do everything in our power to help the workers and communities affected by this closure,” said Department of Workforce Solutions Cabinet Secretary Bill McCamley. “Our team is dedicated to providing career pathways, skills development, and connections to resources for everyone that needs assistance.”
Participating employers and service providers included Los Alamos National Laboratory, Peabody Energy, Western Correction Facility, Intrepid, New Mexico State Police, Sacred Wind Communications, DePaull Engineering, Bonaguili Construction, Four Corners Welding, Fire Rock Casino, Murphy Builders, Grater Gallup Economic Development, Small Business Development Center – Grants, SER Jobs for Progress, and New Mexico Human Services Department.
NMDWS has scheduled follow up workshops next week for former Escalante employees on resume and interviewing tips.