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The excitement I feel when I think of Destination Dauphin County and The Urban Connection, we are usually telling you about great music festivals, concerts, places to go and things to do! It is that same excitement I have about the amazing employment opportunities right here in Central Pennsylvania. Think about it! Hershey Park, The Hershey Lodge, and Convention Center, Devon Seafood, Penn State Health, and UPMC Pinnacle, and the Pennsylvania State Police Training Academy. Let’s not bypass the role of education. Everyone, and yes I did say everyone needs to know the location of the Dixon University Center. This building houses the central office of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education which oversees fourteen universities and while your there for the career fair hold a conversation with Shippensburg Univerity. Ask yourself when have you had the opportunity to speak directly with the recruiters for the Department of Corrections. Do we understand and possibly under estimate the number of employment opportunities at all levels of the organization that are available. Let’s not by pass the impact of technolgy and the role of staffing agencies.

Yes, on Monday, January 21st. The Access & Opportunity Career Fair gives you direct access to Human Resource representatives the very people that are responsible for filling the positions, the very people who are looking for talent to run the organization. Are we committed to diversity and inclusion? Yes! Are we committed to recruiting the best workforce and talent? Yes! Many of the participating companies recruit locally, nationally and even on a global platform! In comemoration of the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the doors of access are open. The question is will you seize the opportunity?

I invite you to visit websites of the participating companies and organizations. Determine the positions that are available. Then come to the career fair and hold a possibility conversation.

Why is there a focus on Dauphin County? The answer is easy! Dauphin County is a hub providing easy access to communities in Central Pennsylvania such as Hershey, Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, and Carlisle and easy access to larger metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, Washington DC, Baltimore and New York.

Even more so, it is the home of Pennsylvania’s Capital with a hub of state offices offering access to employment across the Commonwealth. From Harrisburg to Hershey and beyond you have the opportunity to meet with the recruiters on Monday, January 21st,

Why is this information so meaningful? If you live in Central Pennsylvania, we want you to stay! If you’re considering relocating to Dauphin County, you will move to a community that has so much to offer!

Who should attend? The Access & Opportunity Career Fair is open to everyone. We recognize that today’s workplace requires an array of skills, talents, ideas, and perspectives. The goal is to foster a welcoming atmosphere that embraces diversity and inclusion, one that leads to employment.

Make Dauphin County your destination!


On Monday, January 21, 2019, the career fair will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the

Dixon University Center located 2986 N. 2nd St. Harrisburg, Pa. FREE PARKING in the adjacent garage.

A special thank you is extended to each corporation and individual that has assisted in the development of this outstanding opportunity.

Vera Cornish publisher of the Urban Connection is the founder of the Access & Opportunity Career Fair and Breakfast Series. Vera is known as a dynamic speaker, convener, and strategist for both individuals and corporations.