A job fair in Homestead on Aug. 4 will match "real employers with real jobs," according to its sponsors.
"Jump Start Your Job Search," sponsored by Mon Valley Initiative and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Re-Entry Coalition, will include 11 different employers and five different job training programs, a spokeswoman said.
The event will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, 475 E. Waterfront Drive, at the Waterfront shopping complex.
A special, by-invitation-only session is being held from 9 to 11 a.m. Everyone who attends will have a chance to win one of five $20 gift cards.
Camille Smith, MVI workforce development specialist and financial coach, said attendees should bring their resumes, if they have one, and dress neatly.
Applicants will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. “We want everyone who comes to take this seriously,” Smith said in a press release. “These are real job opportunities and we will have real employers on-site who are looking to hire people from the Mon Valley and all over the area.”
Applicants who don’t find a match among the employers at “Jump Start Your Job Search” will be encouraged to enroll in one of MVI’s other workforce development programs, which provide career counseling, life-skills coaching, help with filling out applications and developing a resume, and financial-planning advice, Smith said.
Employers who are scheduled to attend and conduct on-site interviews include Allegheny Health Network, Christian Home Healthcare, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, LGC Hospitality Staffing, Omni William Penn Hotel, PeopleReady, Rice Enterprises LLC, Rivers Casino, Superior Home Care and Wofford-ECE Consulting.
Job training partners will include Community College of Allegheny County, Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh, Manchester-Bidwell Corp., McConway & Torley Group and Rainbow Kitchen.
For more information, call Smith at (412) 464-4000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Originally published July 20, 2017.