School District, Housing Authority Start 2018 with Job Fair

Job Fair 2018 2 

Dr. William Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, greets Philadelphia Housing Authority President and CEO Kelvin Jeremiah at a job fair hosted jointly by the district and the housing authority. The event at the authority's John F. Street Community Center in North Philadelphia was aimed at helping PHA residents find employment.

Job Fair 2018 2 

´╗┐People seeking employment with the School District of Philadelphia were able to fill out applications at the John F. Street Community Center where the Philadelphia Housing Authority hosted a job fair with the district. Job seekers were lined up in front of the center and around the block to take part in the event which was designed to help PHA residents find jobs.


Hiring immediately for more than 150 positions 

PHILADELPHIA - The School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Housing Authority joined hands today to help PHA residents find employment through a job fair at the John F. Street Community Center, adjacent to Richard Allen Homes and Cambridge Plaza. The fair was delayed one week by inclement weather.

The School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Housing Authority are both significant contributors to the local economy. They are both employers of choice in the city with good wages and benefits. Judging by the number of phone calls that came in to the agency on the original day of the event, interest in a job with the School District is high.

"Finding employment is important, so that our families can stabilize themselves and hopefully save money to get into their own homes. A job also gives a person a sense of worth and fulfillment," said PHA President and CEO Kelvin Jeremiah. "The right job for someone also helps them to grow and advance themselves, whether they do that with the same employer or with another company."

"We are excited to be adding hardworking individuals to our organization, which is one of the largest employers in the region," said Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent. "No matter the job, our employees have the privilege of serving Philadelphia's students and ensuring their schools are safe, clean and welcoming places for them to pursue their learning."

The job fair included information sessions on the School District's instructional support, climate, food services, transportation, facilities, and maintenance positions. The event will also offer job seekers a chance to fill out an application and network with recruiters about opportunities with the district. Computers were available on site for applicants to use.

The site is conveniently located near mass transit, so job applicants didn't have to drive. Anyone who wanted to apply was asked to bring several copies of their most accurate resume.