The 2016 Employment Opportunities Expo was held on Wednesday, October 19th throughout the library. Over 670 community members attended to gather information about embarking on a Career Path—they interacted with agencies to assist them in overcoming obstacles to employment, explored educational opportunities within our community, attended Career 101 workshops to learn job-readiness skills, and culminated their journey through the library in a community job fair.
In our Atrium, 35 organizations informed those attending about assistance resources and educational opportunities in our area. On the lower level, in the Small Meeting Room, Career 101 workshops were presented all day, imparting a wealth of information about finding a great job “fit”, and how to improve your resume, online presence and interviewing skills. In our Community Room, 15 businesses were on site, ready to hire for jobs in our local area. The library wishes to thank all of the organizations, representatives and attendees for making this a truly successful community event.
Below is a listing of all the participating organizations. SEE PHOTOS of the day HERE!
Colleges, Career Schools & Educational institutions:
Penn State University/Harrisburg Career Services, HACC/Admissions and Career Services, Harrisburg University, Dauphin County Technical School, McCann School of Business & Technology, DeRielle Cosmetology Academy, and Dixon University Center. DUC’s academic institutions currently include five of the Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, and Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania - and six private institutions: Elizabethtown College, Environmental Training Institute, Evangelical Seminary, Immaculata University, Lebanon Valley College, and Rochester Institute of Technology.
Local agencies and Service providers:
PA CareerLink®*, Suits to Careers (formerly Dress for Success), CAT Transit, Commuter Services of PA in Cumberland County, Experience Works, Inc., Office of Vocational Rehabilitation*, ResCare Workforce Services, Tri-County OIC (Opportunities Industrialization Center) and the Employment Skills Center, AARP Foundation SCSEP, SCORE and Cumberland/Perry Drug and Alcohol Commission.
*Includes services for Veterans
Career 101 Workshops include:
- Finding your Perfect Job “Fit”!
- Using Social Media Wisely
- Resume ReDo
- The Job Interview: Tips & Tricks
Job Fair Vendors:
- Pennsylvania State Police
- Allied Universal (Security and Janitorial Services)
- Angels on Call
- West Shore Window and Door
- Country Meadows
- FedEx Ground
- Booker Enterprise (hiring qualified drivers for FedEx Ground)
- JFC Workforce
- Daymon Interactions--Giant/AHOLD
- Elements Massage
- United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA
- Senior Helpers
- Fredricksen Library
For more information, contact Lori Loss at email@example.com.