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08 March 2012

HACC's Lancaster Campus hosts 12th annual job fair

LANCASTER – HACC’s Lancaster Campus annual job fair is open to HACC students, alumni and Lancaster area residents. More than 55 employers are expected to participate.
The job fair takes place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 21-22, in room 203 of the East Building at the Lancaster Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike. Job seekers and career changers can meet with industry leaders and find out about jobs and internships while employers can tap into Lancaster County’s labor pool to find just the right employees.
A set of different employers will be on hand each day for the event. Many offer on-the-spot interviews for full-time or part-time positions, entry level or professional, and internship and mentoring opportunities in a range of professions.
A series of 30-second videos answering frequently asked questions in preparation for the job fair are posted on HACC’s website at www.hacc.edu.
“Our job fair is a great opportunity not only for HACC students, but also for alumni and members of the community. This year we have more than 55 employers scheduled over a two-day period,” said Lorie Sonnen, assistant director of career services at the Lancaster Campus. “We’ll have many company representatives from Lancaster County and also from the entire region. We encourage people to attend either of our sessions about getting an interview and being competitive in the job search.”
The first session, “Get that Interview - How to Write Cover Letters and Resumes,” is scheduled 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, March 21. Adrienne Washington, director of the Volunteer Center for United Way of Lancaster County, is the presenter.
“Looking to the Future in an Increasingly Competitive World; Underdog Becomes the Winner,” presented by Patricia Costello, recruitment specialist for the state Bureau of Employment Services, will take place 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 22.
HACC representatives also can provide guidance about workforce development and training programs available at the Lancaster Campus for visitors who want to explore additional professional advancement.
 Last year, companies from a spectrum of employers met with more than 850 potential candidates. A complete list of employers is available online at www.hacc.edu/lancaster. For more information, call Sonnen at 717-358-2985 or 717-358-2290.

Contact(s):
Loris Sonnen, Career Services at the Lancaster Campus, 717-358-2985 or 717-358-2290

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