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Times Leader Monster Job Fair this week

WILKES-BARRE – Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet and greet dozens of employers this week at the Times Leader Monster Job Fair 2006.

The fair runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the 109th Field Artillery Armory on Market Street.

To date 29 employers including the Times Leader will be represented.

It is the first event “co-branded with Monster.com,” the newspaper’s new Internet help-wanted advertising provider, said Bill Roberts, classified advertising manager.

A representative from Monster.com will be on hand, he said, and will demonstrate how to use both the Monster and Times Leader Web sites.

After an absence the newspaper is resuming the fair “to recommit ourselves to the community by providing this service,” Roberts said.

There will be giveaways, prizes for qualified applicants, live radio remote broadcasts and employers eager to meet job candidates.

Milestones Community Healthcare in Kingston has openings for therapeutic staff support positions, substitute positions for paraprofessionals and it is accepting master’s level resumes, said office manager Michelle Smith.

The company provides emotional and behavioral health services to children and families.

The company has appeared at other job fairs, Smith said, adding she hopes it is successful at this one.

At the other end of the employment spectrum, Belrick Corp. has room for additional equipment and employees, said president Frank Yamrick Sr.

The Swoyersville company provides custom manufactured metal products for the power generation, power distribution, trucking, aerospace, railroad, machine building, medical and defense industries, Belrick said.

There are openings for a programmer for computer numerical control machines, a quality control inspector, set-up people and CNC operators.

The company will train the right job candidates, Belrick said. “The last two people that I hired have no experience in this field.” There are 55 full-time employees and the workforce is made up of skilled employees capable of providing the training. In addition, the shop is one of the most modern in the industry, Belrick said.

“This is our 40th year of business and we have a lot of talent in the building,” he said.

Find your way to the fair

What: The Times Leader Monster Job Fair 2006

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday

Where: 109th Field Artillery Armory on Market Street, Wilkes-Barre

Who: 29 employers in the fields of manufacturing, health care, information technology among others will be there

What’s needed: Job applicants are asked to bring resumes

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