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Second Annual Community Job Fair Reaches Hundreds

Carlisle, PA – More than 1,000 job seekers attended the June 6 Job Fair at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center that was facilitated by the Employment Taskforce of Cumberland County Economic Development (CCED).  Job seekers came from throughout 12 Pennsylvania counties, Maryland and New Jersey.

Sixty-five businesses and organizations from nine Pennsylvania counties and Maryland participated in this year’s Job Fair, making it the larger of the two job fairs facilitated by CCED to date.  CCED’s First Job fair was held in November 2010 at Cumberland Valley High School and also attracted over 1,000 job seekers from throughout the region and beyond.

Employers at the Job Fair offered a wide range of positions that encompassed the following areas:  Manufacturing/industrial, office professional, commercial/retail, media, finance, healthcare, hospitality, military and State Police.  Federal Government representatives were on-hand to help re-employ veterans.

Job seekers took advantage of an increased number of services available at the Job Fair including over 30 business professionals who were on hand to review resumes and cover letters.  Dress for Success of South Central PA gave wardrobe advice, brought their mobile unit, and were able to fit a number of job seekers with business attire for upcoming interviews.  The Cumberland County CareerLink office and representatives from Unemployment Compensation were also on hand to answer career-related questions.

CLICK HERE to download a list of participating companies.

“We offer appreciation to everyone who volunteered to assist job seekers at the June 6 event,” said Bob Manbeck, Employment Taskforce Chairman.  “Taskforce members worked for several months to organize a Job Fair that would meet diversified employment needs.  Every business and organization that participated in our event had to have at least one job opening.  We believe that was particularly advantageous for job seekers who attended from throughout the region and beyond.”

CCED and members of the Employment Taskforce offer thanks to all the business and government professionals who volunteered their time to assist with coordination of the job fair.  The Premier Sponsor was CenturyLink.  Gold Sponsors included United Water and the Cumberland Valley Lodging Association.

For more information about the event or a listing of employers who offered positions, contact Anthony P. Amadure, Business Development Specialist at 717-240-7185 or anthony@cumberlandbusiness.com

The mission of CCED is to be a catalyst for job creation; entrepreneurship; and business attraction, retention,

and expansion on behalf of the citizens of Cumberland County and South Central Pennsylvania.

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