SANATOGA PA – More space. Longer hours. An increase in exhibitors. Bigger crowds.
After enjoying a winning debut in its first job-search-and-placement event last year, the Tri-County Community Network returns Wednesday (May 16, 2012) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a second, grander Community Career Fair at the Berean Bible Church conference center, 2675 E. High St., Sanatoga. Planners said the event would be longer than that of 2011, pack a greater number of exhibitors and companies interested in hiring into larger quarters, and is anticipated to draw hundreds of people looking for employment.
More than 70 businesses actively seeking to hire workers have committed to attend, network Director Jen Doyle reported Monday (May 14).
The network partners with other non-profits, businesses and community members to improve health, social and environmental conditions in western Montgomery, northern Chester and eastern Berks counties. Its career fair is being sponsored by the Exelon Nuclear Workforce Development Program.
Program Chairman Don Stewart said the event has been preceded by even more pre-fair workshops aimed at equipping the unemployed and underemployed to better compete for available jobs. The network offered free workshops in various parts of the region, featuring information on what to expect at this and other career fairs, how to prepare, what to bring, how to engage, and other topics to help make the best impression.
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