In an effort to help those around the county still seeking employment find a job, the Huntingdon County CareerLink will be hosting a job fair later this month.
Helen Pyzowski, human resources director and business services coordinator with the CareerLink office, said the event will be from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Smithfield Fire Hall. The first 30 minutes, from 1-1:30 p.m. will be solely for veterans and the event will be open to the general public from 1:30-4 p.m.
“We have 26 businesses (so far),” Pyzowski told The Daily News, “but we’re expecting more.”
She went on to explain that in addition to the job fair, the CareerLink will also be holding a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 22, to help job seekers prepare for a successful go at the event. That workshop will be at the Career- Link office.
“We want people to make the most of the opportunity to talk to an employer,” Pyzowski said.
Of the job fair, she said this is the second one CareerLink has held this year; the first was in the spring.
“We try to have one in the spring and one in the fall,” she said. “We started doing them when we noticed there was a need in the community to have them more regularly.
“In the past, we would have them periodically, but now we are scheduling in the spring and the fall because that seems to be the time frame when there’s the biggest need,” Pyzowski said.
And looking to the employers, she said there will be “a variety,” including both SCI Huntingdon and SCI Smithfield, as well as UPS and First Quality. Pyzowski added there will be representatives from a number of health care agencies and fast food employers as well.
“It could meet the needs of many different job seekers and many different skill levels, from professional to someone seeking an entry level position,” she said.
As always, Pyzowski said the CareerLink is excited to hold the event and thankful for the support from its partner agencies in the effort.
“We appreciate the support we get from the fire hall,” she said. “They let us use their facility free of charge very year.”
She also thanked local businesses for their help in promoting the event.
For more information, contact the CareerLink at 641- 6408.
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