Burleson Works expo slated for Jan. 18
The much-anticipated Burleson Works program will be making its public debut Jan. 18 in the form of an expo.
The goal is to show the community the different companies that are in town, Alex Philips, economic developer for the city of Burleson, said.
“We are really excited for the Burleson Works expo to kick off,” Philips said. “They are the engine behind the Burleson Works program and the expo is to feature and showcase what they have to offer and what all they do here in the community.”
Philips added the community may be unaware of the diverse businesses that make up the local economy.
“These businesses do fascinating things, like ship goods around the world,” Philips said. “We have that right here in town.”
The Burleson Works expo will act as an education of the program itself, as well as an education of the types of the businesses in the community and the types of jobs they are employing.
This will not be a hiring fair, Philips said, but more of a meet and greet between citizens and business leaders.
“This gives local companies a chance to interact with the community at-large,” said Philips. “Educators will also be on hand to talk about the Burleson Works program.”
The Burleson Works program is meant to match up specific jobs that companies in Burleson are going to need in the next six to 12 months, then offer scholarships for residents to learn those jobs, Philips said. It is free and open to any Burleson resident.
The expo will be held at from 2-7 p.m. on Jan. 18 Venue 510, located at 510 Wilshire Blvd.