The Temple University North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative has scheduled its annual job fair for Thursday from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Aramark Star Complex at North 15th Street and Montgomery Avenue.
Organizers called it Philadelphia’s largest job fair, with more than 130 employers looking to hire. Job seekers can register online for the event, which is one of Temple’s largest community outreach efforts.
Those planning to attend are encouraged to “dress in business attire, bring multiple resumes, and arrive on time." There will be computer lab onsite to let eligible candidates apply for job openings at the event.
Philadelphia’s official unemployment rate in March was 4.6 percent, down more than a percentage point from March 2018, according to the latest information from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
However, economists caution that the “real unemployment rate” is much higher if you include people who’ve given up looking for a job, work part-time because they can’t find a full-time position, and who are otherwise underemployed. That rate nationally, rate in April was 7.3 percent, compared to 3.6 percent for the commonly cited unemployment rate that focuses on people currently looking for a job. The broader measure is not published for Philadelphia.