T. J. Maxx begins hiring this week

Brandon Jaramillo fills out a T. J. Maxx job application at the Mesa County Workforce Center Tuesday morning. More than 300 people have already applied for jobs at the new store.

A steady stream of applicants have been coming to the T. J. Maxx hiring event at the Mesa County Workforce Center this week.

More than 300 filled out applications Monday for the 100-plus jobs that need to be filled by the new discount clothing store, expected to open Oct. 21 in the former Borders location at 2464 U.S. Highway 6 & 50.

Many of those waiting Tuesday morning had been called-back by T. J. Maxx and were awaiting second interviews for upper-level management positions, said Jessica Marler, workforce center administrator.

Applications will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Wednesday, said Brianna Barker, employment specialist for the center. She suggests those interesting in landing a job wear interview-appropriate clothing, plus be prepared with resumes and references.

Another hiring event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday for the new Tractor Supply Company, a national farm and ranch store with plans to open at the former Office Depot building, 2455 U.S. Highway 6 & 50, in November. There will be 16 positions available, Barker said.

This is one of the largest hiring events of the year, Marler said.

Jobs are up slightly from last year, Marler said. “They are starting to trickle in. A lot of them are part time and not all of them have benefits,” she said.

There are currently 588 positions that need filled, including those needed by T. J. Maxx and Tractor Supply Company.


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