Looking for a new job? The Free Library can help with that

Antionette Lee
October 24, 2019 - 10:06 am
The Free Library of Philadelphia launched a fall job fair series.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Leaders at the Free Library of Philadelphia are trying to help residents find employment. Wednesday marked the kickoff of their fall job fair series. 

Chiwendu Charles graduated with a master's degree in May. She says, since then, she's struggled to find a job to pay back those burdensome student loans. 

"I am struggling to try to find something worthwhile," Charles said. "Positions available to me, they're paying $12-15 an hour. Right now I cannot live on that salary, so I'm looking for something that pays well, and this job fair because its for nonprofit organizations should have positions that are worthwhile but also good for the world."

She was one of the dozens who wandered around the Free Libary's foyer, talking to employers about opportunities. President and Executive Director Siobhan Reardon says the support doesn't end at the job fair.

"It's all about ensuring the Free Library's promise around economic support, economic development, you as an individual, and how we support that life journey," she said.

They also offer one-on-one appointments to help with career advice, resume critiques and more.

Additional job fairs will take place at other Free Library locations. The events are free, thanks to a partnership with the Citizens Bank Charitable Foundation. 

The Free Library of Philadelphia is offering a series of job fairs in partnership with the Citizens Bank Charitable Foundation.
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