Job seekers invited to fair Feb. 3 in Greencastle

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Senator Richard Alloway II (R-33) will host a “Here To Help” job fair Feb. 3 in Greencastle to help match job-seekers to career opportunities in the area.

The event will include approximately 60 organizations from a number of different employment sectors, such as manufacturing, logistics, state and federal government, health care, sales and marketing, banks and financial services and temporary employment agencies.

Representatives from the Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center will be available to answer questions and assist entrepreneurs looking to start their own business.

“The recession has taken a toll on many hardworking local individuals and families, and many are still struggling to find steady employment,” Alloway said. “This event will help to match job-seekers with quality local businesses to provide new and exciting career opportunities.”

Representatives from various human services organizations will also be available at the event to offer assistance to unemployed individuals, and several local colleges and universities will be offering information on educational opportunities to expand employment options.

The job fair is being hosted by Alloway in conjunction with the Franklin County Area Development Corporation and PA CareerLink of Franklin County.

“The recession seems to be receding and Franklin County appears poised for significant recovery in 2011,” said Franklin County Area Development Corporation President L. Michael Ross. “Employers in virtually every industry sector are beginning to hire again, and the upcoming job fair will provide an opportunity for job seekers to connect with employers and learn about opportunities that are or will be available.”

The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle on February 3. More information is available by contacting Alloway's district office at (717) 264-6100.