Seventy-eight companies from across Northeastern Pennsylvania, offering 2,248 full-time, part-time and seasonal job openings, are participating in the fifth annual Lackawanna County Job Fair at PNC Field on Thursday, May 25, from 1 PM to 5 PM on the ballpark’s Club Level.

The event is free and open to candidates of all experience levels and work categories.

“Our job fairs have been tremendous successes and have a proven track record. Simply stated, they have helped put people back to work,” said Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley. “Everyone benefits from an event like this because it helps to lower our unemployment rate, promote the growth of our area’s businesses and enable people to take care of their families.”

“This is a great community event,” explained Commissioner Jerry Notarianni. “The more people who are working, the better it is for them, their families and our economy. It gives them buying power, which has a multiplier effect for every sector of our area. The job fair is a win-win for everyone.”

“I continue to be very encouraged with the caliber of firms joining forces with us and providing a wide-range of jobs that people can interview for and hopefully secure to help their families,” noted Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings. “It is a great opportunity to be able to survey the employment landscape and match one’s talents with a local firm’s workforce.”

On the day of the event, the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders are making suites and other private meeting rooms available for the companies to conduct on-site interviews. Representatives from the Pennsylvania CareerLink Lackawanna will be on hand offering workshops during the fair on resume preparation and providing general job advice and interview information.

The general public is urged to bring their resumes, to dress professionally and to be prepared to be interviewed.

According to Justin MacGregor, the County’s Deputy Director for Human Resources, the vendors in the job fair were not charged for the exhibit space. This is a total community service activity.

The firms exhibiting at the job fair come from Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.

They are: Adecco, Andy Gavin’s, Allied Services, At-Home Quality Care, Banker’s Life, Biotest Plasma Center, Boden, CareGivers America, Carpenters Local Union, Cigna, Commonwealth Financial Systems, Comprehensive Professional Reimbursement, Conduent, Crystal Window & Door Systems PA, LLC., Dempsey Uniform and Linen Supply, Inc., Dunkin Donuts, and Dynamic Staffing.

Also, Eastern Freight Systems LLC., Express Employment Professionals, Fastenal, Geisinger Health System, Golden Technologies, Goodwill Industries of NEPA, Hendrick Manufacturing, Home Depot Distribution Center, Home Instead Senior Care, Home Repair Presented by Joseph Seifert Contracting LLC., Innocor Foam Technologies, Jack Williams Tire Company, Kay Jewelers, Kelly Services, Keystone Community Resources, Keystone Human Resources, Lackawanna College, Lackawanna County, LBP Manufacturing, Live Nation, Lowe’s Distribution Center, L.T. Verrastro Beer Distributors, and Maid Rite Specialty Foods, LLC.

Also, Manpower, Martz Trailways, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, McLane Distribution, Metz Culinary Management, Mia Products Company, Mid-Atlantic Youth Services, MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, Mount Airy Casino Resort, Namma Pocal, Neiman Marcus, New Avon, New Horizons Computer Learning Center, New York Life, PA CareerLink, PA Civil Service Commission, and Prudential.

Also, Paint by Doria, Pennsylvania State Police, Prime, Inc., Radisson, Saber Healthcare Group, Schiff's Restaurant Services, Scranton Healthcare Center, Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders, Simona America, Simplex, Split Rock Resort, Style Encore, Terra Preta Restaurant, TJ Maxx Distribution Center, TMG Health, Tobyhanna Army Depot, Tradesman International, Trinity Staffing, Inc., Tyler Technologies, United Methodist Homes - Wesley Village, and Walmart Stores, Inc.

For additional information, please either visit www.lackawannacounty.org, check-out our Facebook page, or contact Kayleigh Cornell, Community Relations Coordinator, at (570) 963-6821.