– Dozens of residents and 42 employers and organizations participated in a job fair held by Rep. Craig Williams (R-Chester/Delaware) at the Brandywine Youth Club in Concord Township earlier today.
“It’s gratifying to connect folks looking for work with area employers,” said Williams. “The current labor market is a challenging one for companies and organizations.
“We had diverse employers seeking to fill a broad range of positions,” continued Williams “There were jobs well-suited for teens and college students, entry-level applicants, seniors and everyone in between with the 40-plus companies that participated.”
Williams also noted the opportunity for attendees to fulfill a work search requirement to maintain eligibility for unemployment benefits by attending the job fair.
“Many current unemployment benefit claimants were unacquainted with the UC system outside of the pandemic,” Williams said, referring to the waiver of job search requirements throughout much of the pandemic.
“As the last of the pandemic-related restrictions expired, the Department of Labor and Industry once again requires all claimants to apply for employment and participate in work search activities. Attending my job fair qualifies as a work search activity, and I’m glad I could provide that opportunity to residents,” said Williams.
A list of participating companies and organizations with links to their websites can be found on Williams’ website, repcraigwilliams.com.
“The pandemic has exacted an unimaginable toll on so many Pennsylvanians and our economy,” said Williams. “Fighting for Chester and Delaware county residents includes providing opportunities like our job fair and are part of my commitment to fight every day for our district.”