Times Leader Spring Career Fair set for April 26 at 109th Armory


By Eileen Godin - egodin@timesleader.com



The Times Leader Career Fair attracts a variety of employers and job seekers.


Bill Tarutis file photo | Times Leader

Times Leader Spring Career Fair

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Date: April 26

Place: 109th Field Artillery Armory, Wilkes-Barre.

Employers have until April 15 to register for a booth. Call Caitlin Akins-LaRue at 570-704-3977.

Career Fair employers:

1. Adecco

2. Bayada Home Health Care

3. Comfort Keepers

4. Commonwealth of PA-State Civil Service Commission

5. Cumulus Media

6. ERG Staffing Services LLC

7. 1st Battalion 109th Field Artillery

8. Golden Living/Summit

9. Golden Technologies Inc.

10. Gonnella Frozen Products

11. Help Mates Inc.

12.The Home Depot

13. Institute for Human Resources and Services Inc.

14. Keystone Human Services

15. Lehigh Career and Technical Institute

16. Lord and Taylor

17. Lowe’s Distribution Center, Pittston PA

18. Mature Workers Program/ Area Agency on Aging for Luz/Wyo. County

19. Mayflower Crossing Apartments

20. McCann School of Business and Technology

21. Multi-Plastics Extrusions Inc.

22. NAVIENT

23. New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

24. PA Career Link

25. RCN Telecom Services LLC

26. Step by Step

27. Times Leader Circulation

28. T.J. Maxx Distribution Center

29. TMG Health

30. Tobyhanna Army Depot

31. Web.com

WILKES-BARRE — A variety of employers seeking to fill numerous positions will be at the 23rd annual Times Leader Spring Career Fair in April.

The career fair offers a one-stop job hunting experience under one roof and typically draws a crowd, giving companies an opportunity for recruitment.

“Last spring, the career fair attracted about 900 people and we had 58 vendors,” said Caitlin Akins-LaRue, event organizer. “We also had a snowstorm that day.”

The Times Leader Spring Career Fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 at the 109th Field Artillery Armory, Wilkes-Barre.

At this point, 31 employers have registered for booths, Akins-LaRue said.

“Businesses have until April 15 to register,” she said. “Booth prices depend on the package they choose.”

Company representatives may call Akins-LaRue at 570-704-3977 to register for space at the career fair.

Some employers already on the roster include Multi-Plastic Extrusions Inc. of Hazleton, Gonnella Frozen Foods of Hazleton, Lowes, Home Depot, Golden Living Summit and the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission.

“This is my first time attending,” said Zac Onore, human resources generalist at Multi-Plastic Extrusions. “We thought we could tap into a larger area and get more job candidates. Our main focus is to fill mechanical engineering positions.”

Multi-Plastic Extrusions is always looking for entry-level positions, Onore said.

Job seekers should be prepared to make the most of the one-day event, Akins-LaRue said.

Tips to fine-tune resumes and how to network an employment fair are available through the Pennsylvania Career Link in Wilkes-Barre.

“We are holding special workshops on Monday, March 28 to prepare job seekers for the upcoming regional job fairs,” Christine Jensen, administrator at the Pennsylvania CareerLink in Wilkes-Barre said in an email.

Workshops called “Preparing for a Job Fair” will be held at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 28 at Pennsylvania CareerLink, 32 E. Union St., Wilkes-Barre. Also, resume review services will be available at 10 a.m. the same day.

Another tip Jensen offers job seekers is to “prepare an ‘elevator speech,’ a 30-second presentation

about who you are, your skills and experience and what type of opportunity you are seeking.”

“If they are in the market for a new job, they should be able to present this at a moment’s notice in the instance they have the opportunity,” she said.

Other job fair strategies from CareerLink’s website, www.careerlinkwilkesbarre.org, include:

• dress professionally;

• prepare and make several copies of your resume;

• research companies;

• take a black ink pen and a small tablet; and

• be prepared to fill out applications.

The Times Leader Career Fair attracts a variety of employers and job seekers.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_TTL091014TLjobfair_biz_4.jpgThe Times Leader Career Fair attracts a variety of employers and job seekers. Bill Tarutis file photo | Times Leader

By Eileen Godin

egodin@timesleader.com

Times Leader Spring Career Fair

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Date: April 26

Place: 109th Field Artillery Armory, Wilkes-Barre.

Employers have until April 15 to register for a booth. Call Caitlin Akins-LaRue at 570-704-3977.

Career Fair employers:

1. Adecco

2. Bayada Home Health Care

3. Comfort Keepers

4. Commonwealth of PA-State Civil Service Commission

5. Cumulus Media

6. ERG Staffing Services LLC

7. 1st Battalion 109th Field Artillery

8. Golden Living/Summit

9. Golden Technologies Inc.

10. Gonnella Frozen Products

11. Help Mates Inc.

12.The Home Depot

13. Institute for Human Resources and Services Inc.

14. Keystone Human Services

15. Lehigh Career and Technical Institute

16. Lord and Taylor

17. Lowe’s Distribution Center, Pittston PA

18. Mature Workers Program/ Area Agency on Aging for Luz/Wyo. County

19. Mayflower Crossing Apartments

20. McCann School of Business and Technology

21. Multi-Plastics Extrusions Inc.

22. NAVIENT

23. New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

24. PA Career Link

25. RCN Telecom Services LLC

26. Step by Step

27. Times Leader Circulation

28. T.J. Maxx Distribution Center

29. TMG Health

30. Tobyhanna Army Depot

31. Web.com

Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

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