Job seekers flock to York career fair as employers look to hire

York stepped up to attract more workers today.  The city staged a first-of-its kind push to help the unemployed.  Hundreds of job seekers made their way to the Career Fair Thursday morning.  It was clear from the turnout people are anxious and interested in working. The fair took place inside the First St. John’s Lutheran Church, on King Street.  48 employers represented the fair with over 200 jobs available.

State Representative Kevin Schreiber hosted the fair along with help from Bell Socialization Services.  Schreiber says the big turnout means the market’s improving.

He says, “”It’s manifested here and the long lines and lengthy wait for people who are anxious and interested in employment shows people are willing to work. We need to get them connected with employers.”

Schreiber says unemployment is still a problem in York County and the State.  Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate is hovering at 6.5%.  Schreiber says the ability to bring companies and potential workers together can spark the market.