Deona Dorsey, KRA Operations Manager-Special Projects, Metro Region Career Centers, operated for the San Diego Workforce Partnership, reports, ” KRA San Diego has successfully connected hundreds of retail professionals with Walmart employment opportunities.
It started with a community-wide effort to initiate a retail-focused hiring event for the holiday season, and as a regional leader in connecting jobseekers with employment, KRA San Diego was the optimal resource for facilitating the event.
Ziad Eskharia, KRA Employment Specialist, Breaking Barriers San Diego, and I coordinated the first hiring event, with 150 jobseekers receiving on-site interviews, and a significant number walking away with job offers!
After the success of the Summer effort, Walmart immediately scheduled a Fall event, when once again, we exceeded expectations with 143 of 147 candidates interviewed by day’s end. The overwhelmingly positive results prompted one Walmart hiring manager to state, “KRA San Diego will be our go-to liaison for hiring events!”