On 'Work for us Wednesday,' the US Air Force wants you to 'aim high'

Posted at 9:15 AM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 11:15:41-04

SALT LAKE CITY — It's "Work for us Wednesday!"

Each week we highlight new job opportunities across the state to help Utahns get back to work and make ends meet.

The Utah Department of Workforce Services has a list of companies looking to hire right now.

One is the United States Air Force.

An active duty recruiter told FOX 13 the Air Force always has a need for qualified candidates.

It is looking for people between the ages of 17 and 39-years old, who meet specific height and weight requirements.

There are a lot of entry-level opportunities, and new hires will get extensive training.

Perhaps the biggest perk is that the Air Force will pay for your education.

Most jobs require a four to six year contract, and you must be willing to relocate.

The Air Force will try to station you in an area where you’d like to be.

There is no shortage of job possibilities once you’re in.

"You know we teach you how to work on billion dollar aircraft and you know how to gather intelligence,” Staff Sgt. Kelsey Zuniga said. “There's a bunch of different career opportunities you know. Working on computers you know we offer all that and we provide the training for you."

The Department of Workforce Services will host its fourth statewide virtual job fair Thursday and is expecting about 90 employers to be part of the event.

There will be jobs in fields such as healthcare, advanced manufacturing, IT, logistics, warehouse and delivery as well as life sciences.

To prepare for the job fair, an online workshop Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. will help you prepare.

For all this information -- as well as specific job openings, ways to apply and resources to build your resume – click here.

Remember, most people who were furloughed at the beginning of the pandemic now have to actively look for work and report at least four job contacts each week to continue getting unemployment benefits.

FOX 13 wants to help Utahns get back to work, make ends meet and manage the pressure of the coronavirus crisis through personal stories and practical information.

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