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CCAD visits career fair, seeks prospective employees

by Brian Nestor

Aaron Hoss (blue shirt), electroplating branch chief, Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas, speaks with a prospective job seeker about the many opportunities at CCAD during the DoD Hiring Heroes Career Fair at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, March 20, 2019.
Aaron Hoss (blue shirt), electroplating branch chief, Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas, speaks with a prospective job seeker about the many opportunities at CCAD during the DoD Hiring Heroes Career Fair at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, March 20, 2019. Hundreds of prospective employees had the opportunity to visit the booth and dozens others to learn more about current career opportunities both locally and nationally. This was just one of dozens of career fairs CCAD has attended as part of their human capital campaign to fill critical or hard-to-fill positions.   Photos by Brian Nestor (RELEASED)

SAN ANTONIO, TX (March 29, 2019) -- The Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) hosted a booth during the DoD Hiring Heroes Career Fair at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, March 20th.

The fair consisted of dozens of booths supported by multiple branches of the military and other agencies, which gave prospective job-seekers an opportunity to learn about various careers and even have on-the-spot interviews.

A half-dozen CCAD employees were in attendance in an effort to promote current career openings at the depot, said Evelyn Reyes, an administrative officer, CCAD. Each employee brought with them a unique perspective of CCAD and experience in their particular positions.

"A lot of what we do (at the career fair) is educating people about who CCAD is and what we do. CCAD is more than just mechanics and pilots, we have other fields," said Reyes.

This is just one of a dozen career fairs CCAD has participated in as part of their human capital campaign, a project centered on a commitment to help fill critical or hard-to-fill positions at the depot, said Reyes.

Some current hard-to-fill positions at the depot include financial management, engineers, chemists, flight test pilots, information technology, and welders.

San Antonio resident, Nelson Brenner, said he came to the career fair looking for a position as a budget analyst and was able to be interviewed for one.

With such results, Brenner said career fairs like this are a great opportunity for job seekers and hopes to visit others in the future.

I think the Career Fair was very efficient and well organized, if they have more in the future I will come," said Brenner.

Like Brenner, Reyes said the fair was a success and that CCAD had received a lot of interest from good, prospective candidates.

The depot is scheduled to take part in multiple fairs throughout the year.

Corpus Christi Army Depot employees pose for a photo around the CCAD booth during the DoD Hiring Heroes Career Fair at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, March 20, 2019.Corpus Christi Army Depot employees pose for a photo around the CCAD booth during the DoD Hiring Heroes Career Fair at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, March 20, 2019. Hundreds of prospective employees had the opportunity to visit the booth and dozens others to learn more about current career opportunities both locally and nationally. This was just one of dozens of career fairs CCAD has attended as part of their human capital campaign to fill critical or hard-to-fill positions.

 

Designated a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for rotary wing aircraft, Corpus Christi Army Depot ensures aviation readiness through overhaul, repair, modification, retrofit, testing, recapitalization, and modernization of helicopters, engines and components. This effort includes world-wide on-site field maintenance teams, analytical crash investigations and chemical material process facilities. CCAD serves as a depot training base for active duty Army, National Guard, and reserve units. CCAD, as South Texas' largest industrial employer, employs more than 5500 personnel and contractors providing an overall economic impact of more than $1.14 billion to the local community.