Back for the third year in a row, the annual WorkLaunch: Career Connections and Workshops event will take place next week, March 20-23 at Pittsburgh-area libraries.
A collaboration of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and JFCS Career Development Center, WorkLaunch is a free, four-day series of events that offers job seekers valuable skills such as resume and interview tips, and other job search strategies.
“The idea of WorkLaunch is to provide compact focused sessions on the latest in job search tips, trends and technology, a toolbox upgrade that can energize any job search,” says Sarah Cole Welch, Director of JFCS Career Development Center.
WorkLaunch kicks off on Tuesday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Beechview branch (1910 Broadway, 15216). Over four days, participants can attend a variety of seminars covering topics such as online job application and LinkedIn seminars; schedule a one-on-one meeting with a career consultant; and on Friday, attend a career and resources fair. (Find the complete 4day WorkLaunch schedule here.)
WorkLaunch locations are spread out so that people from different areas can participate: Carnegie Library branches in Beechview and Oakland, Andrew Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie, and the Sewickley Public Library. The final event on Friday, March 23, is a career fair featuring more than 20 local employers and community organizations that will offer information about opportunities, services, and available resources.
“Friday’s event will give participants an opportunity to put the skills they have just learned to immediate use with local employers looking to hire,” says Robin Farabee-Siers, JFCS Career Consultant.
Organizations attending this year’s Career & Community Resource Fair include Allegheny County, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Allegheny Health Network, BNY Mellon, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, CommuteInfo, Dollar Bank, Duquesne University, Ed2Go, Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh, Giant Eagle, Goodwill of Southwestern PA, ISAC, Jeremiah’s Place, New Century Careers, Peoples Gas, PNC Bank, Rivers Casino, United Way/PA 2-1-1, University of Pittsburgh UPMC, and more.
WorkLaunch is made possible through the support of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania and The Pittsburgh Foundation. For schedules, locations, or more information, visit the Carnegie Library and/or the JFCS events websites.