Companies showcase job opportunities at expo – Times News Online

Published on July 20, 2022 at 2:45 p.m.

Job seekers could apply for positions in manufacturing, healthcare, retail, sales and more at the Tamaqua Area Career Expo and Job Fair on Tuesday at the Perla Enterprises Building on West Broad Street.

Organized by the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce, Perla Enterprises, CARES and Magic 105.5 WMGH, the event brought together nearly two dozen local businesses and a handful of potential employees.

Jesus Rodriguez of Coaldale was one of them.

“I want to find something that will benefit my family,” he explained. “I would like to find a job in IT (information technology).”

Rodriguez walked from employer to employer, introducing himself and listening to available opportunities.

At an employer’s table, Ann Marie Calabrese, sales manager for Magic 105.5 WMGH, explained that the Lansford radio station was looking for employees.

“We’re hiring for part-time sales positions,” Calabrese said. “It’s a job that can be done remotely.”

Many see the ability to work from home as a plus, she said.

Lisa Confer, community office manager for the Mauch Chunk Trust Company, said the bank is looking for full-time and part-time personal bankers who help with banking communication, account opening, customer service and inquiries. loan.

The majority of jobs, she said, are done during the day.

But Westchester Plastic in Nesquehoning has first, second and third shift jobs, said Paula Serrano, of the company’s human resources department.

Those who needed help with their resume could see Amber Zuber, director of site educational services at Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Tamaqua campus.

Zuber distributed information on successful resume writing and had other educational and employment-related resources.

Aimee Dotson, chamber office and outreach administrator, was pleased with the turnout.

She said Sheila Davison and Lori Miller, co-founders of Perla Enterprises and CARES, offered to use their building for a job fair.

Lance Williams, a spokesman for Perla Enterprises, said CARES recently found itself looking for employees. Davison and Miller realized that others were in the same situation.

“We always wanted this (building) to be a resource for the community as well as for the chamber, businesses and other organizations,” Williams said. “And we thought, what better way to help these organizations with the hiring issue than to have a job fair. We approached the chamber to set up a joint venture.

Jesus Rodriguez, Coaldale, speaks to Amber Zuber, Director of Educational Services for Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Tamaqua Campus Site during the Tamaqua Area Job Fair and Career Expo. JILL WHALEN/TIMES NEWS

Job seekers network with employers at the Tamaqua Area Job Fair and Career Expo held Tuesday at the Perla Enterprises Building in Tamaqua. JILL WHALEN/TIMES NEWS

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