Campus job fair open to the community

Local residents are invited to attend the fourth annual Alle-Kiski Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Athletics Center at Penn State New Kensington.

Sponsored by Penn State New Kensington and Pennsylvania CareerLink of Alle-Kiski, the job fair is free to the public, as well as to Penn State students and alumni. More than 50 recruiters are expected to be available to provide career options for those beginning a career or those seeking a change in vocation.

"This is a community-based job fair featuring local employers with hiring needs here in the Alle-Kiski Valley," said Jim Shields, career services coordinator for the campus. "It is a great chance for Penn State students to learn more about nearby companies and their internships, part-time and full-time job opportunities."

Local job-seekers can interview with regional companies regarding employment opportunities in a variety of fields, including health care, finance, retail and manufacturing. Last year, nearly 600 prospective employees attended the event.

Penn State New Kensington staff members Pat Hollinger, outreach coordinator; Nancy Miller, area representative; and Shields organized the fair with a committee of representatives from the Alle-Kiski CareerLink, local chambers of commerce and area businesses. According to Shields, the event features full- and part-time employment, internships and co-op opportunities with employers in the local region.

"Job-seekers will be able to discuss current openings and network with employers hiring in numerous career fields," said Shields. "Companies can match the qualifications of the attendees with the skills that the company needs.”

For information, contact CareerLink at 724-334-8600 ext. 211, or talk to Shields, by phone at 724-334-6065 or by email at For more about other job fairs, visit online.

For more about career services at the campus, visit online.



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Last Updated September 26, 2011