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Restorations Brings Opportunities For Harlingen

A look inside of the former Dillard’s in Harlingen shows a space BH Properties is renovating.

Restorations are underway at two large vacant buildings in Harlingen and the company behind those efforts sees new opportunities ahead for both facilities. BH Properties, a Los Angeles-based company, focuses on purchasing and turning around buildings like the former Dillard’s at Valle Vista Mall and a warehouse formerly belonging to Valley Baptist Medical Center. The latter facility at 4405 Glasscock Avenue, just west of Ed Carey Drive, has been vacant…

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UTRGV Kauffman FastTrac Coming to Harlingen

Kauffman FastTrac

The Harlingen EDC is once again sponsoring the seven-week business course, Kauffman FastTrac. The UTRGV Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Center-led course is open to up to 10 participants who are currently looking to open or grow their business in Harlingen. This in-person course will be held once a week every Tuesday from April 5 to May 17. Participants will meet from 6-9 p.m. at the Harlingen EDC office. This $700 course…

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Workforce Wednesday Job Fair Returns

The City of Harlingen and Harlingen EDC, in partnership with Workforce Solutions Cameron, host the next Workforce Wednesday Dec. 8. The hiring event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Casa de Amistad, 1204 Fair Park Blvd. in Harlingen. Workforce Wednesday will host dozens of employers seeking to fill part-time and full-time positions. This is the third event in the series of job fairs that began in August.…

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Workforce Wednesday Kicks Off Aug. 4

The Harlingen Economic Development Corporation and Workforce Solutions Cameron begin hosting a series of mini-job fairs Aug. 4. The job fairs will take place every other month. The Workforce Wednesday series will help many regional companies fill available positions in various industries. The job fairs will host up to six employers and each fair will be industry-specific. “The Workforce Wednesday jobs fairs are the perfect opportunity to bring together our…

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TSTC Meets Need for Precision Machining Jobs

Texas State Technical College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Precision Machining Technology. It also offers a certificate of completion in Machining. (photo TSTC)

From airplane landing gears to smartphones, precision machining is a critical component of our lives. “Everything comes from an actual machine shop making the products you are going to need for later use,” said Isaac Gonzalez, lead instructor in Texas State Technical College’s Precision Machining Technology program in Harlingen.  Gonzalez said it is challenging to change misconceptions about how modern precision machining is. While students learn some techniques on older,…

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Harlingen Hosts Virtual Job Fair April 29

Harlingen Hires Virtual Job Fair

The Harlingen Hires Virtual Job Fair takes place 9 a.m. to noon April 29 and is currently registering job seekers. Current participating employers include those from law enforcement, government, insurance, retail, call centers, service industry, hospitality and more. Job seekers can register online. There is no fee for either employers or job seekers to participate in the job fair. Registration takes about 30 seconds. Once registered, job seekers may upload…

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Harlingen EDC Receives State Recognition

The Harlingen Economic Development Corporation is a recipient of the Texas Economic Development Council’s 2020 Economic Excellence Recognition. The award came during TEDC’s 2021 Legislative Conference hosted virtually this week. The Economic Excellence Recognition program provides recognition to economic development organizations that meet a desired threshold of professionalism. Recipients qualify for recognition based on training taken by their governing board/council as well as the economic development director and professional staff.…

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Kauffman FastTrac Coming to Harlingen

Kauffman FastTrac

Annually, the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation sponsors two Kauffman FastTrac courses. The next session begins Feb. 2 via Zoom for this accelerated business course, led by the UTRGV Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Center. The Harlingen EDC’s sponsorship gives up to 10 Harlingen-based entrepreneurs the opportunity to take this exclusive course at no cost. The course is at a value of more than $700 per participant. Course offerings are typically in the spring…

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TaskUs To Create Hundreds of Local Jobs

TaskUs

A leading tech-enabled business services company, TaskUs, will be opening a new location in 2021 in Harlingen, bringing with it hundreds of jobs. The San Antonio-based company delivers CX, AI operations and content security to companies. “We are very excited for TaskUs to finally land and join our business community in Harlingen,” said Mayor Chris Boswell. “TaskUs’s award-winning, people-first culture, and their great employee perks and benefits are groundbreaking. We…

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HELP FOR Small Business Deadline Sept. 30

The HELP for Small Business initiative continues to take applications until Sept. 30. The program began in late spring with the City of Harlingen and the Harlingen EDC recognizing the need for help as the COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on the business community. That prompted the Harlingen EDC board of directors to set aside $1,000,000 to fund HELP for Small Business. The program had successfully assisted many small businesses.…

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