New job opportunities available in the desert

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COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif. - If you're looking for a new job locally, there are some opportunities available in the desert.

Lowes is holding a hiring event Wednesday... As part of their "national day of hiring", according to the home improvement store all Lowes across the nation are holding the event. They're looking to fill full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions.

We're told the Lowes in Palm Desert on Monterey Avenue at Gerald Ford will for sure be holding the event. The other Lowes locations throughout the Coachella Valley will also be taking part in the nationwide hiring event.

The event starts this morning at 10 a.m... And runs through 7 p.m..

Applicants will be able to interview on the spot, and possibly receive a job offer to fill the store's current open positions. 

In time for spring cleaning and gardening.. Home depot is hiring 80 thousand new employees nationwide.. at 250 stores including those here in the valley.

To help get candidates into the positions, the home improvement chain is allowing applicants to sign up online for in-person interviews.

Job seekers can visit the company's website and choose the most convenient interview time and location. We are told the jobs are *seasonal* positions.

State corrections officials will host a job fair in Blythe Wednesday as well, seeking tradespeople to fill open positions at two state prisons. Wednesday's fair will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Ironwood State Prison, 19005 Wiley's Well Road.

The hiring workshop will be held to fill vacancies at Ironwood, as well as Chuckawalla Valley State Prison.

Open positions include carpenters, electricians, groundskeepers, pest control technicians, plumbers, and water and sewage plant supervisors. Exams for those positions will be administered onsite, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Applicants must bring a valid state-issued government identification card. All personal electronic devices, including cell phones, are prohibited on institution grounds. Regulations also prohibit wearing blue denim jeans, red, orange or gray sweats, and blue chambray shirts.

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