Round-table discussion and job fair focus on diversity

A free diversity round-table discussion and job fair are set for Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the John D. Bare Community Room of Guthrie Memorial Library in Hanover, Pa. The round-table discussion, designed for area businesses and organizations, is from 2-3:30 p.m. and the diversity job fair, for individuals seeking employment, is from 4-7 p.m. These programs are being presented in partnership by Penn State York Continuing Education, Milton Hershey School, the Hispanic American Coalition of Hanover, and the Governor's Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs. Guthrie Memorial Library is located at 2 Library Place, Hanover, Pa.

The Nov. 17 event was conceived as a follow-up activity to the diversity summit held in early October in Hanover. The organizations involved hope to make resources available to the regional business community to support their efforts to build a strong competitive diverse workforce.

The round table is open to companies and community organizations interested in workforce diversity. Vera Cornish, president of Cornish & Associates, is the facilitator for the round-table discussion. The session will offer an opportunity for businesses and other organizations to share best practices on workforce diversity, discern what factors may set winning strategies apart from others, discuss approaches to diversity and issues faced, and explore local collaboration opportunities.  Businesses and organizations interested in taking part in the round table and/or the diversity job fair should contact Penn State York at 717-771-4067 or e-mail   Spaces at the diversity job fair are limited to 20 but there is no limit to those who may attend the round-table discussion.

The job fair begins at 4 p.m. and is designed to provide up to 20 employers with the opportunity to meet with individuals who are diverse, work-ready, and capable of performing at all levels. Full- and part-time positions are available for job-seekers who are looking to explore opportunities to build their career. Participants are asked to bring their resumes and professional dress is encouraged. No registration is required for this free event.

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Last Updated November 17, 2010