Nearly 100 employers from a variety of industries across the region met with more than 200 job seekers at a job fair held at West Chester University’s Hollinger Fieldhouse on April 4. The event was a partnership between Chester County’s Workforce Development Board, West Chester University, and PA CareerLink - Chester County.
Butch Urban, Administrator with PA CareerLink - Chester County, said, “It’s not often that close to 100 companies looking to hire are under one roof, talking with prospective employees. It was an exciting afternoon, seeing the conversations and interactions between hiring employers and those seeking jobs.”
Dr. Julie L. Dietrich, Executive Director for External Relations at West Chester University, noted, “The idea to offer a joint WCU and Chester County job fair stemmed from a conversation with County leader Pat Bokovitz, and with my Office of External Relations and our Twardowski Career Development Center in partnership with the County, I am elated that we have brought this opportunity for our campus and regional community to fruition.”
Chester County’s Workforce Development Board focuses on the planning and promotion of an effective workforce throughout the county, and partners with organizations that benefit the needs of both employers and employees.
“For those who couldn’t attend this week’s job fair, the PA CareerLink – Chester County office is a “one-stop” shop where job seekers and businesses can share access to job training, education and employment services, and receive personalized help for recruiting employees, and finding jobs,” added Jeannette Roman, Director of the Chester County Workforce Development Board.
For more information go to pacareerlinkchesco.org.