Jobseekers can’t miss WorkAble’s September career fair

WorkAble, a United Way of Allegheny County-funded partnership of the Career Development Center of Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh (JF&CS), North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO) and South Hills Interfaith Ministries (SHIM), will hold a fall career fair for adults throughout the region on Thursday, September 18th, from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Bethel Park Community Center, located at 5151 Park Avenue in Bethel Park.

The upcoming career fair will include employers from Rivers Casino, University of Pittsburgh, West Penn Allegheny Health System, Community College of Allegheny County (South Campus), St. Clair Hospital and several others.
The career fair is appropriate for all levels of professional experience and available positions range from entry-level to director-level. Available opportunities include jobs in administration, finance, operations, customer service, education and hands-on positions in the healthcare field such as RNs, therapists and home health aides.

“This career fair features such a broad spectrum of positions for all levels of experience and career paths with well-known employers in our region,” said Patrick Ferraro, Employer Relations Consultant at the Career Development Center of JF&CS. “If you’re a jobseeker in Western Pennsylvania, this is a can’t-miss event.”

Ferraro said attendees can expect to meet one-on-one with recruiters for brief in-person interviews.

“WorkAble career fairs are very different from the typical career fair most jobseekers are used to,” Ferraro said. “This career fair will allow for at least 10 minutes for each attendee to spend one-on-one with recruiters and employers to discuss their background, qualifications and interest in a specific company. That’s why we stress the importance of registering for our career fairs in advance, so we can ensure that critical one-on-one time is available.”

Individuals wishing to attend the career fair are encouraged to dress professionally, bring multiple copies of a resume and research employers and available positions beforehand. Attendees should be prepared to discuss specific positions that they have found and applied to online in advance.

Launched in the fall of 2012 and supported by the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble is a county-wide employment and critical needs service for struggling adults. WorkAble serves unemployed and underemployed individuals throughout Allegheny County at NHCO sites in Allison Park and Millvale, SHIM offices in Bethel Park and JF&CS offices in Squirrel Hill.
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hose wishing to attend the career fair must register in advance by calling 412-854-9120 x 23. Those who are struggling and need assistance can call the WorkAble hotline at 412-904-5993 or visit http://www.workableac.com.

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