All ages are having trouble finding work
A few thousand job-seekers flooded a Center City hotel for Philly Magnet’s annual career fair.
Job seekers aren’t having much luck. They expressed a mix of desperation and frustration as they waited to hand their resumes to recruiters.
George Gillard from North Philadelphia was laid off over a year ago. The 51-year old says he’ll take any job.
“I will sweep floors. It doesn’t matter. I’ll sweep floors. I’ll work my way up in anything. I just need a job.”
College senior Allory Pavon from Collegeville says it’s been hard finding a job that relates to her studies.
“I’ve been to a lot of career fairs through the school and other places, but I don’t find anything for the sciences. They even say that genetics is a growing field, but I don’t find anything.”
Patrick Clancy with the Bucks County Workforce Investment Board says each of the 30 employers at the fair will get an average of two hundred applications per job.