The Lower Hill Redevelopment's First Source Center hosted a remarkably successful Job Fair and Open House on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at the Historic Hill House Association, 1835 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh PA. With over 25 stellar companies participating, 200 registrants, signups for career-creating trainings and some on the spot hires from Prestige Cleaning and Salem’s Market and Grill. With over 200 registrants in attendance there was a solid flow of job seekers and employers eager to participate in the event.
The energy was palpable, as WAMO broadcast live from the front of the Hill House Association with interviews and ads broadcast weeks in advance and during the day. Offering free, professional headshots from Rick on The Run Media was the hit of the day. Over 50 people took their free headshots.
Hill-based Finesse Group Communications (led by Naomi Ritter) helped build awareness and momentum by canvassing businesses, faith-based organizations, and even door-to-door flyer drop-offs to local residences. As the day heated up, employers were given a chance to speak about their companies, positions offered and a range of salaries. With goals of signing up 50 persons for various jobs, at least 10 trainings and 10 hires, the First Source Center Job Fair and Open House superseded expectations.
First Source Center operator, Hill-based Cameron Group, instituted the organization of the five hour event with refreshments provided by Salem’s Market Grill and only made possible by the generous sponsorship by First National Bank Corporation (FNB), who also participated in the fair.
Opening its doors in June 2021, The First Source Center (FSC) is a project of the Lower Hill Development in collaboration with the Hill District Community Collaboration and Implementation Plan (CCIP) and intended to serve existing and former Hill District residents. The purpose of the Job Fair and Open House was to build awareness about the First Source Center's support services and give exposure to job and training opportunities available through organizational partners. The phone line has been ringing off the hook before and afterwards and the FSC looks forward to hosting another event again in the Fall.
Learn more about the First Source Center here.
See all the photos from the job fair here.
Thank you to all of our partners for helping make this event a success:
First National Bank
A. Philip Randolph Institute
Builders Guild Intro to the Trades
Cameron Professional Services Group
Catapult Greater Pittsburgh
Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
Duquesne Light Company
EAT Initiative/ Eminent Hospitality
International Union of Painters & Allied trades District Council 57 Liken Home Care
New Century Careers
PPG Paints Arena
Salem's Market & Grill
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Workforce Development
UPMC Pathways to Work
Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)
WAMO Radio Station