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Contact:  Stacey Daniels (202) 695-4612

Congressman Farenthold’s Office Organizes Job Fair for Shrimping Industry

PALACIOS, Texas – Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) is helping shrimpers fill vacant jobs by organizing a job fair. The shrimping industry has an immediate need to fill dozens of jobs in the Palacios area.

WHO: Congressman Farenthold’s staff and Workforce Solutions

WHAT: Job Fair

WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CDT

WHERE: Matagorda County Navigation District #1 1602 Main Street, Palacios, Texas 77465 (Traffic must approach from the west due to road construction)

Background on the Shrimping Industry: In the past, the shrimping industry relied on H2B visas to hire foreign workers for seasonal shrimping jobs. In an effort to fill these jobs with Americans and due to a high demand for H2B visas, Congressman Farenthold’s office partnered with Workforce Solutions, the navigation district, and local shrimpers in an effort to find American workers for these jobs.