Department of Public Welfare Hosts Job Fair in Philadelphia

Jul 18, 2013, 13:57 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

PHILADELPHIA, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Public Welfare kicked off a statewide effort in Philadelphia today to recruit income maintenance caseworkers and entry level clerical workers to fill several open positions within County Assistance Offices.

Today's event was focused on recruiting specifically in the Philadelphia County Assistance Offices. 

"As we gear up to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act and the increasing demand for human service programs, we are looking for qualified individuals in Philadelphia who can fill these critical positions and begin a very rewarding career serving those who most need our help in Pennsylvania," Secretary of Public Welfare Beverly D. Mackereth said.

The job fair at the Philadelphia County Assistance Office on Market Street was open to all interested applicants; however, the department is especially interested in candidates fluent in Spanish, Vietnamese, Cambodian or Russian.

Members of the County Assistance Office staff were on hand to discuss the responsibilities of the open positions and representatives from the State Civil Service Commission were available to explain the application, testing, and hiring processes. 

"We were extremely pleased to see a large number of interested candidates today," Mackereth said. "Due to the overwhelming response we received today, we plan to hold additional job fairs for the Philadelphia community in the coming months."

Similar events, to be announced at a later time, will also be held in other counties across the state to address additional vacancies in the county assistance offices.

Individuals who were unable to attend today's event in Philadelphia, but are interested in applying for those positions, can visit or call the local State Civil Service Commission office at 215-560-2253/ TTY 215-560-4367 for more information.

Media contact: Carey Miller or Donna Kirker Morgan 717-425-7606

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare