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May 13, 2020

Houston Health Department Hosting Virtual Job Fairs to Expand COVID-19 Workforce

The Houston Health Department will host two virtual job fairs this week to increase its workforce to monitor and contain COVID-19.

The Houston Together Virtual Job Fairs take place Thursday, May 14 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Microsoft Teams. People interested in participating should visit the City of Houston Human Resources careers web page Thursday morning to find links to join the virtual events.

The job fairs will provide information on 300 new temporary positions, including how to apply. Available positions include contact tracers, call center representatives, community involvement coordinators, epidemiologists, nurses and other roles.

Last week, Mayor Sylvester Turner and COVID-19 Recovery Czar Marvin Odum announced a COVID-19 response plan focused on testing access and equity and expanding the health department’s workforce.

Houstonians should visit for test site information and the latest information about the COVID-19 response.