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Second Meyersdale Job Fair set for April 10

March 31, 2019

The Meyersdale Area Merchants Association (MAMA) will sponsor a Job Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. April 10, at the Meyersdale Community Center.

A prepping session will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Meyersdale Public Library in order to help those interested create a resume and practice for the job interview at the job fair on April 10.

This is the second year that MAMA has sponsored this event and there are more businesses participating this year with plans to interview and hire prospective employees.

“This provides an opportunity to find out more about the jobs in our area,” said Deb Hoover, business services coordinator with Pennsylvania CareerLink/Community Action Partnership. “We have good jobs here in the Meyersdale area and this is quite unique for a small town to come together to do this event.”

According to Hoover, last year people got hired through the job fair and the expectation is that the same will happen this year. Those bringing their resumes that day are also asked to dress appropriately.

Julie Kreger of MAMA related that almost 20 businesses have signed up to participate in the Job Fair and will be looking for workers that day. The jobs are in hospitality, administrative, child care, maintenance, healthcare, housekeeping, manufacturing, general labor and food and beverage industry, says Kreger.

“Each person applying is encouraged to dress professionally and bring a resume,” said Kreger. “The Meyersdale area is growing so come grow with us. We are hoping for a great turnout.”

For those who need an updated resume or need to practice an interview, the prepping session held this Tuesday at the library provides a much-needed time of preparation. Students who are 16 years or older and are looking for a job are also encouraged to participate in both events.