The GEO Group is hiring in anticipation of opening its Karnes County Civil Detention Ce
"Workforce Solutions Alamo is hosting a job fair in Floresville, Texas, to help GEO Group to fill 400 jobs just south of San Antonio.
The company is building a new facility in Kenedy, Texas, and needs to fill open and available positions. Interested applicants should visit www.workintexas.com to see a list of available jobs. The job fair will be held at the Floresville Workforce Center on Nov. 29 from noon to 7 p.m. The pay range for the positions ranges from $9 per hour to $70,000 per year."
The facility is actually under construction and is just outside of Karnes City, and not Kenedy. It would be interesting to see which of the positions pay $9 an hour.
As we've reported, the choice of GEO Group - perhaps Texas' most troubled private prison corporate - to operate Immigration and Custom's Enforcement's new model immigration detention center has raised eyebrows and opposition, including from my organization. This opposition included a letter sent from 15 Texas-based civil and immigrant rights organizations to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano expressing opposition to the facility.
We'll keep you posted on developments from Karnes County.