"In today’s world, almost 90 percent of all available jobs must be applied for online at a website. Even people competing for low-wage, low-skilled jobs must apply online — from home or at the place of business," Norristown Municipal Council member Marlon Millner recently wrote in a letter to The Times Herald. "These same workers, and even some professional workers are not digitally literate, so applying for a job online can be difficult if not impossible for some."
To help those job seekers get a leg up on applying for jobs online – specifically at places like the in September – Millner is partnering with several area agencies to organize a Digital Job Fair at the on Monday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Representatives from area agencies will be on hand to guide applicants through the online application process for Einstein and other companies.
"Our trainer is experienced in helping adult learners adapt to new technology, and our community partners all want to see job seekers have the right resources and information to compete in today’s job market," Millner told the Herald.
Candidates applying at the job fair will also be tracked through the hiring process in the hopes of shedding light on whether Norristown residents are interviewed for positions and hired.
Food and refreshments will be provided by Panera Bread and Chik-fil-A.
To register for the job fair, call 484‐690‐4770 or go to www.councilmanmillner.info.
[Editorial Note: We incorrectly published the date of the job fair as Friday, July 30. The correct date for the event is Monday, July 30. This post has been updated to reflect the correct day.]