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Department of External Affairs
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710
FAX (215) 567-7850
Contact: Communications and Development
For Release: Immediately
Contact: Communications and Development


Fair will connect job seekers with recruiting employers and training providers

PHILADELPHIA, April 11, 2011—The Workplace at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Library will host an entry-level job fair on Wednesday, April 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. With companies from across the Philadelphia region participating, there will be plenty of opportunities for those looking for employment to learn about open positions, talk to prospective employers, and share their résumés.

This year, the Workplace Job Fair will include free workshops and presentations on a variety of job-related topics, including:   

     • Searching for jobs online
     • Polishing your résumé
     • Using Career Transitions, the Free Library’s career database
     • Learning about in-demand jobs in the 21st century and the education these positions require

Participating employers include Holy Redeemer Hospital, CATCH Inc., Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, SEPTA, and JEVS Home Care. The Workplace Job Fair is free and open to the public, though a ticket is required for entry. Tickets are available online at ; by phone at 215-686-5436; or in person at the Parkway Central Library. Job seekers should bring copies of their résumés and wear business attire to the Fair.

“Our Workplace Job Fair is a great opportunity for those looking for employment in this difficult economic climate,” said Siobhan A. Reardon, Free Library President and Director. “Last year, the Free Library helped nearly 1,000 people find jobs. We are proud to connect job-seekers with potential employers and to equip Philadelphians with the tools and knowledge necessary to transform their lives as they look for their next job!”

The Workplace at the Parkway Central Library is a valuable resource center for job seekers and those wishing to explore new career options. It provides free access to computers for job searching and skill-building exercises, résumé and cover letter preparation, and assistance with job applications online, as well as career-related print materials, including books, magazines, and newspapers. The Workplace is located in the Education, Philosophy and Religion Department on the second floor of the Parkway Central Library at 1901 Vine Street. For more information, please call Paul Savedow at 215-686-5436.

The Workplace Entry-Level Job Fair is made possible by a generous grant from the Wrede Foundation.

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Department of External Affairs, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710, FAX (215) 567-7850