Career Fair Helps Locals Find Job

Published 08/27 2014 07:01PM

Updated 08/27 2014 07:20PM

August 27, 2014 - Unemployment rates for July are below the national average and the career fair today is hoping to continue that trend as residents look for jobs from more than ninety local business.

The PA Department of Labor and Industry recently released the employment numbers for July. PA's unemployment rate coming in a 5.7 percent and Erie residents today are on the hunt at the Bayfront Convention Center to find employment of their own. Last year the state rate was 1.8 percent higher than this year.

Organizations took part in the career fair, officials say the event brings in around 2,000 locals looking for employment.

Those attending the career fair today said they did find many positions that were available that they were interested in.

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