September Hiring Fair to Connect Employers and Job Seekers
Orleans Technical College (operated by JEVS Human Services) is partnering with the City of Philadelphia and PHDC (Philadelphia’s community development organization) to hold a free mega Hiring Fair in September to connect employers and jobseekers in the trades as the region continues to rebound from the pandemic. The event will be held on-site at Orleans Tech, home of short-term, employment-focused trades training programs.
Slated for September 15, 2022, over 100 employers, representing small- to mid-sized contractors and developers, as well as large utilities and service companies (including SEPTA, PECO, Horizon Services, and Marriott) will be on-site at the Northeast Philadelphia-based school campus (2770 Red Lion Road), looking to hire for positions in a variety of building and construction trades. The event provides hiring managers and business owners opportunities to conduct on-the-spot interviews, collect résumés, and discuss opportunities in their growing workplaces.
Who will benefit from this Hiring Fair? All levels of tradespeople are welcome, including those new to the industry and and experienced professionals. The following groups have been invited to attend: recent graduates from JEVS’ Orleans Technical College; jobseekers from training programs across the city; PACareerLink participants; Philadelphia School District high school seniors pursuing trades CTE; as well as individuals already working in the industry and exploring new avenues.
Types of Positions Available
JEVS/Orleans Tech and PHDC are holding this event to assist businesses with hiring needs, as well as those experiencing challenges in finding the best-fit candidates during this new economy. Employers attending the Hiring Fair will be looking for the following types of tradespeople: Carpenter • HVAC • Mason • Electrician • Roofer • General Contractor • Plumber • Painter • Laborer or Apprentice • Fabricator • Steamfitters • Heavy Equipment Operator • Journeyman • Finisher • Property/Building Maintenance Mechanic • Site Operations • Project or Service Manager • Welding • Installer • Estimator • Environmental Tech • Security Tech
HOW TO REGISTER
Note to jobseekers: If you are looking to work in the building and construction trades and want to attend, see the flyer below for more information. Registration for jobseekers is not required, but encouraged.
Listen to this interview with Orleans Tech’s campus president, Rodney Brutton, and PHDC CEO Dave Thomas, on iHeartRadio.