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ST Engineering Hiring Event Set for Thursday

Dave Dunwoody, WUWF Public Media

If you’re looking for a job and have some aerospace, aviation or other related skills, CareerSource EscaRosa may have a deal for you.

ST Engineering is partnering with the local nonprofit – one of 24 regional workforce boards in Florida -- in hosting a hiring event on Thursday from 9:00am-12noon at the Career Source building on North L Street in Pensacola.

“[ST] were needing more people in the area to fill positions, especially with the unemployment rate as low as it is,” said Program Manager Belinda Todd. They came to us and asked us if we could help them with some marketing and job matching with individuals that we have currently in our system.”

Rather than a set number of applicants being sought or jobs to fill, Todd says it’s more about finding qualified applicants.

“If you look through the job orders that they have, a lot of the jobs require a high school diploma,” Todd said. “It’s more of a skilled force to carry these particular trades and skills that they have to have to do these particular positions.”

Jobs at ST Engineering, on average, pay around $41,000 dollars per year. And with expansion on the horizon, an even larger workforce will be needed.

“Aircraft inspector; APG technician, a production controller and a structures technician,” said Todd. “And all those jobs are located on our Employ Florida website. They can go on and click directly to the link and apply for them directly online.”

Credit CareerSource EscaRosa

Working to fill such high-tech jobs, says Todd, is not that big of a challenge for WorkForce EscaRosa.

“Some of them require them to have an A&P [Airframe and Powerplant] license; they have to have a minimum requirement,” said Todd. “They do require quite a few specific things, but someone who’s worked in those industries would be able to apply for these jobs.”

If you decide to apply in person on Thursday, you must register at the site, or register online beforehand. Todd says there will be representatives from ST Engineering on hand to walk applicants through the process.

And she adds -- be sure to put your best foot forward.

“They would need to dress appropriately; bring their resume and make sure that it is updated with all the current information, [such as a] phone number,” Todd said. “Then just be prepared to have an interview and talk to the ST Engineering employers.”  

After the interviews are done and the resumes collected, the ST reps will begin the second phase of the process – following up and picking the applicants for a second interview. CareerSource EscaRosa’s Belinda Todd says at that point, they go into support mode.

“We would assist them in any way we could with any kind of other employment needs that they may have,” said Todd. “Screening applicants, that kind of thing. There’s a service that we offer for no charge.”

More information is available at www.careersourceescarosa.com.

Dave came to WUWF in September, 2002, after 14 years as News Director at the Alabama Radio Network in Montgomery, Mobile and Birmingham and a total of 27 years in commercial radio. He's also served as Alabama Bureau Chief for United Press International, and a stringer for the Birmingham Post-Herald.