Suit Up: Find a Job Today

Today is the day to fix up that resume, throw on your suit and get that new job.  Head to the PhillyMagnet Career Fair or seek out a job at the new Wal-Mart in Deptford, N.J.

First, the career fair.  The PhillyMagnet Career Fair will be held today April 30, 2009 at the Philadelphia Marriot in Downtown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. About 4,000 people are expected to attend.

This is your opportunity to meet and interview with some of Philadelphia’s premier employers.

Those companies include:
Acme Markets
The Carney Group
Concord Management
Defense Supply Center Philadelphia
Diamond Healthcare Staffing Services, Inc.
Freedom Mortgage Corporation
GSI Commerce Solutions
Internal Revenue Service
JEVS Human Services
Main Line Health
Mary Kay Cosmetics
NewCourtland Network
New York Life
Niche Media, Inc.
Northeast Planning
Philadelphia Federal Credit Union
Philadelphia Gas Works
Primerical Financial
Progressive Business Publications
Rowland Printing
University of Pennsylvania

Resumes are not required for this event, but if you are serious about having a positive impression on potential employers, it is highly recommended. Also remember, dress to impress and take public transportation if possible.

There is no pre-registration necessary for this event. Registration will take place at the career fair.

There will also be seminars to help job seekers learn how to target the right jobs in this tough economy.

Seminar Schedule:
Franklin Room 5
10:30-11:15 Hot Jobs
11:30-12:15 The College-Career Connection
1:00-1:45 Hot Jobs
2:00- 2:45 The College-Career Connection

Franklin Room 6
11:00-11:45 Secrets to Landing a Job in Tough Economic Times
12:00-12:45 The Green Jobs Sector
1:30-2:15 Secrets to Landing a Job in Tough Economic Times
2:30- 3:15 The Green Jobs Sector

Franklin Room 7
11:15 – 12:00 Life Science Careers
12:15 – 1:00 Life Science Careers
1:15 – 2:00 Life Science Careers
2:15 – 3:00 Selling Yourself: Resumes that Stand Out

But if a career fair isn't for you, the good news is Wal-Mart is hiring 550 people for their new store in Deptford, N.J.

“We are excited to add this Wal-Mart to Deptford and bring good jobs with career opportunities to the area,” said Bill Riiff, store manager.

Both full-time and part-time positions are available. Associates for all areas of the store are needed including supervisors.

Most jobs start in May to allow enough time to get ready for the grand opening this summer.

Wal-Mart offers health care insurance and 401(k) plans. Plus, employees get sweet discounts.

The Wal-Mart Hiring Center is now open and accepts applications Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Center is located at 429 South Evergreen Ave. Woodbury, N.J.

Or, skip the trip and apply online.

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