CareerLink Centre County plans Job Fair April 12

BELLEFONTE– PA CareerLink® Centre County will hold its Spring Job Fair April 12, at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology, 540 N. Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m. for U.S. military veterans.

Over 30 employers, from manufacturing, healthcare, education, retail, and construction industry sectors will be present for jobseekers looking to change careers, find a better job, get a fresh start or explore employment options. The Job Fair is free and open to the public.

“Centre County is unique in that its jobseekers range from skilled labor to PhDs. To meet the wide variety of skills in our workforce, we’ve reached out to a broad range of companies that are currently hiring,” said Cher Harpster, business consultant, PA CareerLink® Centre County.

“This Job Fair affords job seekers the opportunity to meet with employers that provide respectable wages, great benefits, good working environments and opportunities for advancement,” she continued.

To help Job Seekers prepare for the event and learn how to stand out from the crowd, PA CareerLink® Centre County is offering a “Prepare for the Job Fair” workshop on April 3 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at PA CareerLink® Centre County, 240 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte.

Topics to be reviewed include updating your resume, dressing for success, making a good first impression, researching employers ahead of time, and following-up after the event. Workshop attendees will receive a list of exhibitors’ available positions, giving them the opportunity to customize their resumes prior to the Job Fair. Pre-registration required for all workshops. Please email or register online at

The Central PA CareerLink® system is committed to linking people to successful careers and linking businesses to a qualified workforce. PA CareerLink® Centre County offers services to all members of the community and has specific program services available for in-school youth, out-of-school young adults, veterans, persons with disabilities, dislocated workers, and other adults. Staff workforce specialists help job seekers with one-on-one career planning by appointment. They address individual customer needs, such as how to transition into a new career or overcome barriers to employment, and can refer customers to other agencies as needed.

In addition to Job Seeker Services, PA CareerLink® Centre County has a team dedicated to serving the needs of local employers. From assistance with entering free job postings via JobGateway® to candidate screening and referral, our business service staff are dedicated to connecting qualified applicants to open positions. Job fairs and on-site recruitment events coordinated by PA CareerLink®, as well as other recruitment services put busy employers one step closer to finding qualified applicants. Other services available to employers include interviewing space, On-the-Job Training reimbursement, and information on the Labor Market, Work Opportunity Tax Credits, Federal Bonding Program, Apprenticeships and Career Pathway mapping.