New Kensington campus to sponsor local job fair

September 15, 2010

More than 50 recruiters are expected to be available to provide career options for current students and recent graduates as well as those seeking a change in vocation, at the third annual Alle-Kiski Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Athletics Center at Penn State New Kensington.

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 700 prospective employees attended the event.

Three Penn State New Kensington staff members -- Jim Shields, career services coordinator, Pat Hollinger, outreach coordinator, and Nancy Miller, area representative -- 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.”

Sponsored by Penn State New Kensington and Pennsylvania CareerLink of Alle-Kiski, the job fair is open to the public and registration is free.

"As a land-grant institution, Penn State serves the local business community," said Hollinger. "This is an opportunity for the campus to use its resources to bring together employers and future employees."

For information, contact CareerLink at 724-334-8600 ext. 211, or talk to Shields, by phone at 724-334-6065 or by e-mail at

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Last Updated September 16, 2010