TROY – The Pennsylvania CareerLink hosted the 2022 Greater Bradford County Job Fair at Alparon Park in Troy on Wednesday, May 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Pennsylvania CareerLink collaborated with the Central Bradford County Chamber of Commerce, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce, Troy Chamber of Commerce, Canton Chamber of Commerce, and the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission for the fifth annual event.
Employers and Community Service Organizations were present to meet with job seekers and give them information to apply for their open positions.
From entry level positions to skilled trades, the job fair had something for everyone. Employers were from every corner of Bradford county and some surrounding counties. The community services also covered a wide range of local services such as: education, training, drug & alcohol, mental health, literacy, veteran services, military, vocational rehabilitation and local transportation information.
Pennsylvania CareerLink Site Administrator, Darlene Wampole talked about the importance for job seekers making personal connections with employers, “A lot of the time job searches are online and the job seeker does everything electronically including sending their resume and completing the job application, this event makes it possible for local hiring employers to meet local jobseekers in person.”
All Bradford County high schools were invited to the event, and the event opened early for high school seniors to meet the employers. Next years ‘ event will be open for any student in Bradford County that is looking for employment upon graduation, summer employment, or an after school position.
Pennsylvania CareerLink is located in Towanda and open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 12, and from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. They have a computer resource room with a staff member to help job seekers look for and apply for positions. They also offer free workshops such as: resumes, interviewing, job club and career exploration. The Pennsylvania CareerLink also offers mobile services sites in Troy, Canton, Sayre, Rome, and Wyalusing. Mobile services is where a staff member will be available with laptops and provide assistance to customers on a walk-in or appointment made basis.
Pennsylvania CareerLink focuses on helping the community and partnering with local greater Bradford County organizations to show jobseekers and employers some of the great services that are available in our community. Northern Tier Career Center’s food and culinary students catered the lunch for the hiring employers.
For more information about any of the services that the Pennsylvania CareerLink offer please either stop at the physical office at 312 Main Street, Towanda PA or contact them via 570-265-2171 or TTY 570-265-5720.
The next Pennsylvania CareerLinkjob fair event will be in 2023. Please reach out if you are interested in attending next years event.