More than 200 local veterans attended the hiring fair.
As part of our ongoing efforts to provide excellent job search support for our community veterans, SCPA Works recently held a Veterans Hiring Event hosted at PA CareerLink® York County. There were 20 employers (such as Knouse Foods, S&H Express and KLK Welding) that participated in this event along with 229 from the general public that came through the door that day. In total we were able to serve 39 veterans.
As part of our larger strategic planning, SCPa Works is strategically focusing on new and improved ways to serve veterans to better connect them to community resources that improve their quality of life including a family-sustaining career. To that end, SCPa Works conducted our very first Veterans Hiring Event on March 18, 2016 at the PA CareerLink® Adams County. There were five employers that participated in this event and a total of 14 veterans that attended. The early results from this hiring fair have been particularly strong, including the following as just some of the hires that have been made as a result of our event:
- Coca Cola – CDL Driver (civilian)
- Dawn Foods – Warehouse Worker (veteran)
- TreeHouse Brands – Packer (veteran)
- United CoolAir Corp – Sheet Metal Worker (veteran)
On April 17, 2016 PA Wounded Warriors who is also a member of our Veterans Roundtable had their annual veterans day at Hershey Park. SCPa Works was not only invited to attend this event, but was given a table with all of our upcoming events posted and CareerLink® information. This gave SCPa Works the opportunity to interact one on one with veterans and their families in a relaxed environment. We were able to connect and give them information they may not have had otherwise.
We will host our next Veterans Hiring Event on July 22, 2016 at the PA CareerLink® Carlisle from 9:00 am to 1:00pm.