Rep. Lewis to host job fair

Event sched­uled for Oct. 13 of­fered to 74th Dis­trict res­i­dents

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS - Staff Re­port

COATESVILLE >> Rep. Harry Lewis Ju­nior in­vites 74th Dis­trict res­i­dents to at­tend his job fair on Thurs­day to con­nect with prospec­tive em­ploy­ers.

The fair will be held Thurs­day, Oct. 13, from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Coatesville Area Se­nior Cen­ter at 250 Har­mony Street. The 74th Dis­trict en­com­passes Caln, Coatesville, Down­ing­town, East Caln, East Fal­low­field, Mo­dena, Parkes­burg, South Coatesville, Sads­bury and Val­ley.

“Last year’s job fair at­tracted hun­dreds of Ch­ester County res­i­dents who were search­ing for new jobs,” Lewis said in a state­ment. “Many of those men and women tran­si­tioned into new po­si­tions as a re­sult of the fair, so I look for­ward to pro­vid­ing that op­por­tu­nity again. I en­cour­age ev­ery­one who is con­sid­er­ing a new job to join the dozens of busi­nesses that rep­re­sent a va­ri­ety of in­dus­tries.”

First-time job seek­ers, en­try-level or skilled pro­fes­sion­als are wel­come to at­tend the job fair to in­ter­act with lo­cal em­ploy­ers. At­ten­dees should come pre­pared and dressed to in­ter­view on-site. At­ten­dees are en­cour­aged to bring copies of their re­sume to share.

Lo­cal em­ploy­ers that will be present at the job fair in­clude Adelfi Pro­mo­tions, BAYADA Home Health Care, Brandy­wine YMCA, Ch­ester County Ca­reer Link, Ch­ester County OIC, Ch­ester County Sher­iff’s De­part­ment, Citadel Fed­eral Credit Union, Coatesville Area School Dis­trict, Coatesville Sav­ings Bank, Com­cast, De­part­ment of Mil­i­tary and Vet­er­ans Af­fairs (South­east­ern Vet­er­ans Cen­ter), Farmers In­sur­ance (Denise James Agency), Har­ri­son House of Ch­ester County, In­sight Work­force So­lu­tions LLC, Key­stone Hu­man Ser­vices, Krapf Bus Com­pa­nies, Neu­rocog­ni­tive Spe­cial­ist/Staff Sup­port Main Line Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, Pam­pered Chef, PECO, Penn­syl­va­nia State Po­lice, SEPTA, Sam’s Club 6558, Simp­son Mead­ows, State Farm In­sur­ance, Sub­sti­tute Teacher Ser­vice, United States Air Force and Wawa.

The fair will also of­fer pro­fes­sional head­shots for all job fair at­ten­dees at no charge.

To pre­pare for the job fair, res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to use the ser­vices pro­vided by the Ch­ester County Ca­reer Link, which of­fers reg­u­lar work­shops on a va­ri­ety of job search and skill­build­ing topics. Visit www. paca­reer­linkch­esco.org for a com­plete list of up­com­ing work­shops.

Staff asked that res­i­dents con­tact Am­ber Lit­tle at Lewis’ dis­trict of­fice in Down­ing­town at 610-2691289 with any ques­tions about the job fair.

Lewis is seek­ing re-elec­tion in Novem­ber. Demo­cratic Down­ing­town Mayor Josh Maxwell is run­ning against him.

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