Northern Dauphin Human Services Center's 10th anniversary celebration continues with a Community & Career Fair on April 6

ELIZABETHVILLE, PA (March 20, 2019) As part of the Northern Dauphin Human Services Center’s yearlong 10th anniversary celebration, Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III will hold a Community & Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at the Valley Lighthouse, 105 Main St., Lykens. More than 25 area employers, including Dauphin County, and several nonprofit agencies will participate in this free, one-day event.

“We’re grateful to this community for embracing the center over the past 10 years and helping us to expand services and offer programs like the Community & Career Fair,” said Hartwick, who oversees the county’s Human Services Department. “Breaking down barriers to employment and success and building a strong, stable economy has long been a priority for the county.”

Area employers such as Lake Tobias, Tri County Community Action, the YWCA, Members 1st Credit Union, the Pennsylvania State Police and many more will participate.

“Whether you’re interested a career in healthcare or hospitality, you’ll find great opportunities here,” said Haste. “Our hope is to connect local employers with qualified workers in our community.”

Because workforce development is a key element of a strong economy, the commissioners and the NDHSC have decided to host this career fair and partner with the Valley Lighthouse and Northern Dauphin Regional Chamber of Commerce to offer resources and assistance to workers.

“Resume writing, interviewing and networking are important skills for getting and maintaining the job you want,” said Pries. “We’re proud to partner with Valley Lighthouse and the Chamber to better prepare workers and help them jump start their careers.”

In the spirit of the safe and healthy families - “Valley Strong” - initiative, the Community & Career Fair will serve as a fundraiser to help those in need. Deimler Market will donate a portion of its food sales to the Salvation Army’s programs in northern Dauphin.

The NDHSC touches thousands of lives every year with services and programs such as career fairs, Ladies’ Night Out, wellness events, back-to-school donation drives, food donation drives, town hall meetings and more.

For more information about the Community & Career Fair, or to register as a vendor, please call Bonnie Kent at 717-905-2700.