Hiring event held for city, county, and state workers in New Mexico

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – There are thousands of openings at all levels of government in Albuquerque from bus drivers, janitors, and construction workers.

“Hopefully, we will get folks to look at the city, the county, and the state as a great career path going forward,” said Josh Anderson, a Political and Communications coordinator for American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees.

On Monday afternoon, the AFSCME bus will be pulling into uptown in Albuquerque. They have stops in more than a dozen cities and states – helping folks apply for jobs.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Mayor Tim Keller –along with other elected officials– will greet the bus and talk about the importance of “staffing the front lines.”

“When we are all speaking the same language and promoting these great career paths it only helps further encourage folks to take a serious look at public service,” said Keller. 

Public service comes in many different forms, chances are there is an opening in a department you want to work in.

“We are sitting at a 24% vacancy rate in many of these positions, and we have about 800,000 public sector jobs across the country that we are trying to fill,” said 

In New Mexico, there are more than 800 jobs posted at the state level and more than 100 openings with the City of Albuquerque.  

The job fair is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday afternoon in uptown at the AFSCME Lujan Union Building.

Organizers say come with copies of your resume and a photo ID.