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March 14, 2014

Job fair on Saturday for city seasonal employment

DANVILLE – Anyone interested in a seasonal job with the city is encouraged to attend Saturday’s job fair.

The Seasonal Laborer Job Fair for the Public Works Department will be 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the city’s Public Works facility, 1155 E. Voorhees St. The city hires extra seasonal help during March through November.

Human Resources Director Bill Westphal said the job fair is a new idea. What usually happens for hiring seasonal help is the city receives applications during a longer period of time.

“It usually drags three to four months,” Westphal said.

He said he’s wanted to have a job fair for a number of years.

“It builds an application bank,” Westphal said.

A person in a seasonal or auxiliary position also could fill a full-time position if one opens up, he added.

Workers are needed in various Public Works divisions, which includes Harrison Park Golf Course and solid waste.

The city hired about 64 seasonal employees last year. The municipal pool takes about 18 of those positions. The city hires 12 lifeguards for the pool, Westphal said. There also are several other parks positions, such as to maintain the ball fields and do other work, he added.

Public Works officials including Doug Ahrens, Bob Scott, Steve Lane, Cindy Parson, Carl Carpenter and Ray Garcia are expected to be on hand at the job fair.

Interested workers can ask questions and learn more about the open positions.

Westphal said interested persons can talk to the supervisors about specific needs in each department.

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