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• The city of Mesa and Mesa Fire and Medical Department will donate a 1997 Pierce Quantum fire truck to the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 12. Pumping 1,500 gallons per minute, the Pierce Quantum will be a useful tool for EVIT’s Academy of Fire Science, which trains individuals for first-responder careers in firefighting and emergency medical services. The academy provides students the ability to earn up to 15 hours of dual college credit through Mesa Community College, and prepares students for multiple professional certifications.
• Multiple job opportunities are up for grabs at the National Career Fairs hiring event in Scottsdale on Jan. 12. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DoubleTree Resort near Jackrabbit and Scottsdale roads. The job fair will feature hundreds of employers for face-to-face interviews, and the possibility of getting hired on the spot. Find out more here.
• State Farms plans to hire nearly 1,000 new employees in the greater Phoenix area in the first half of 2016. The insurance giant will be holding a job fair on Jan. 12 from 2-8 p.m. at the Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wringleyville West. The job fair will focus on customer-service, call center, claims, information technology, underwriting and sales-based positions. Full and part-time opportunities will be available. Applicants are encouraged to complete an online application beforehand on State Farm’s website to be considered for an on-site interview.
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