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1st Job Fair is Huge Success

First CV Job Fair is a Huge Success

1-in-10 job seekers find employment at event

CCED’s Employment Taskforce is excited to share the results of the first Cumberland Valley Job Fair.  First, the Taskforce would like to thank the Cumberland Valley High School for providing such a great location for this event.  Their staff did a fantastic job in setting up the vendor room, refreshments, and made the whole event flow with ease.  Also, thank you to the Workforce Investment Board, Carlisle Tire & Wheel, and the West Shore Resort & Casino for sponsoring this event.

 

After-event surveys were conducted to help obtain an overview of the event’s effectiveness and outreach.

  • Over 1100 job seekers attended the event
  • Job seekers travelled from 14 different PA counties and New Jersey to attend
  • Eight individual newspaper were written by three local media outlets
  • Four local TV stations broadcast live from the event
  • Two local radio stations helped promote the event
  • The attending businesses accepted over 1000 resumes
  • Initial results show that at least 1 in 10 job seekers who attended were hired

These are incredible numbers and shows that the Cumberland Valley area will benefit from events such as these.  The Employment Taskforce is proud to offer such a needed service to local businesses and job seekers.  Results this strong go towards making a strong and stable economy which will continue to attract new businesses and create jobs.  The Taskforce is planning another Job Fair event in the Spring of 2011.

The Employment Taskforce is a group of public/private organizations dedicated to the continued development of public and private resources to meet the new and growing workforce needs of Cumberland County.  If you would like to learn more about the Taskforce, join, or help to recommend events please contact:

Anthony P. Amadure, Business Development Specialist

Cumberland County Economic Development

717-240-7185 or anthony@cumberlandbusiness.com

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