EDINBURG - Santana Textiles, a world leader in the manufacture and development of different and innovative denim fabrics, will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, June 17, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, with a goal of hiring up to 300 employees for its upcoming start-up operations, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has announced.

Santana Textiles, based in Brazil, along with the EEDC and Workforce Solutions, are sponsoring the event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The job fair at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, which is located at 118 Paseo Del Prado by the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance complex in the southwest part of the city, is free and open to the public.

“We are happy to share the long-anticipated and very welcomed update that Santana Textiles will complete construction and begin their spinning operations this summer,” Mayor Richard García, who also serves as President of the five-member EEDC Board of Directors, revealed during his State of the City Address, which he delivered on Thursday, May 21, at the Edinburg City Auditorium. 

“This is just the beginning,” the mayor added. “Over the next few years, we anticipate 800 employees will eventually be on payroll at Santana Textiles when they reach their full capacity here in Edinburg. The additional economic impact of that workforce will create more than 3,000 indirect jobs, not to mention the investment for the facilities and equipment by Santana Textiles.”

The estimated total financial economic impact of the new manufacturing conglomerate in Edinburg will be about $180 million, and reflects the EEDC’s and city council’s successful strategies to bring new employers to the community, the mayor said.

According to the company, Santana Textiles is seeking energetic, self-motivated, and safety-oriented individuals for entry-level industrial maintenance technicians to highly experienced personnel. Duties will vary based on job description from basic knowledge of hand and power tools to experienced technicians with knowledge of electronics, PLC, automation, and testing equipment.

 “This job fair will focus in hiring individuals in the positions for the following areas: production, logistics, supervision, maintenance, environmental health and safety, security guards, and accounting, among others,” said Janette García, Human Resources Coordinator for the local Santana Textiles complex.

Interested individuals will also have the opportunity to apply online, she added, by logging on towww.SantanaTextiles.com, and clicking “Careers”. She also can provide more information for interested applicants by contacting her through jobs@SantanaTextiles.com or by contacting her at 956/618-0097: ext: 8008.