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Free Career Expo Coming to Jewish Community Services Building

April 9, 2014
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Are you unemployed or underemployed in the Greater Philadelphia area? Then come to the Career Expo on Tuesday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the Jewish Community Services Building, 2100 Arch St., in Philadelphia. This free event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Phila­delphia and JEVS Human Services.

Job seekers can meet with regional employers in a variety of industries who are looking for qualified candidates. JEVS ­Human Services career consultants will ­offer no-cost workshops on networking and interviewing skills at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and will also offer one-on-one resume check-ups. Daniella Slon, manager of dig­ital media for the Jewish Federation, will lead a workshop on utilizing the social app LinkedIn as a career resource.

Jay Spector, president and CEO of JEVS Human Services, said he is “pleased to partner with the Jewish Federation on this first-of-its-kind career expo. This event is a great opportunity to leverage our expertise in helping job seekers find work, and is aligned with the Federation’s longstanding priority of meeting the needs of the Jewish unemployed during these challenging times.”

Alex Stroker, interim CEO of Federation, is also excited to offer both space and staff resources to the expo. “It is our honor to partner with JEVS Human Services on such an important community program,” he said.

Employers scheduled to exhibit include: Acme Box, Allied Barton, Blank Rome, BYN Mellon, Einstein Medical Center, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Epic Health Care, Fresh Grocer, Infinite Care, MetLife, Mutual of Omaha, Parx Casino, Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Philadelphia Education Fund, Prudential, Reliance Standard Life Insurance, Staffing Plus, SugarHouse Casino, Susquehanna Bank and Wells Fargo.

The Career Expo is accessible to public transportation and there are several conveniently located parking lots nearby.

Register online at: www.jewishphilly.org/expo or call 215-854-1874 and receive a free packet of job search tools and resources.

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