Berks County
May 31, 2017 • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel
1741 Papermill Road, Wyomissing

Resource Area

Roundtable discussions will be held in the Resource Area throughout the day, covering a variety of topics, such as tips on interviewing and resume writing, entrepreneurial guidance, help with Medicare and health insurance, local programs and services for job seekers, and more.

Resume Writing

Berks Schuylkill Score, Counselors to America’s Small Business

SCORE, Counselors to America's small businesses at www.score.org is an 11,000 member volunteer organization with business expertise that offers business workshops and free confidential mentoring to anyone wanting to start or grow a business. The Berks Schuylkill Chapter of SCORE is in it's 51st year.

SBA Programs and Resources for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Shannon R. Degiglio
Lender Relations & Economic Development Specialist, Veteran Business Development Officer
U.S. Small Business Administration, Eastern Pennsylvania District Office

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.

General Employment Questions

Bob Orzechowski
MBA, SHRM

Stop by and talk to Bob about your general employment questions, whether you would like to know more about translating military skills to civilian work life, the process of job hunting, help with resumes, or help with interviewing skills.

Your Medicare Options

Susan Shern
Humana
VA Medicare 101

What you need to know to make informed choices as a veteran. The VA dies not recommend that you cancel or decline coverage because you enroll in VA healthcare, but it’s important to know how your Medicare and VA benefits can work together.

Mock Interviews

Justin Leader
Vice President of Business Development, Benefit Design Specialists

Raised by his grandparents, Justin was instilled with an old-school work ethic combined with a deep-seeded desire to give back to the community. While leading the charge for both sales and marketing at his firm, Justin sits on numerous non-profit boards, owns a start-up company, and consulates many others. Justin performs mock interviews locally with students at York County School of Technology and was their December 2014 keynote graduation speaker.


Sponsored by:
   Berks County Veterans Affairs   National Guard   American Legion   DAV   VFW   BCTV   I105   WFYL

“I liked the amount of employers and quality of job seekers. We met exceptional candidates who are willing and eagerly looking for work. I would recommend the job fair to both small and large business looking to hire. This year we met and hired a candidate from the Veterans expo. This is the third year we have attended the Veterans’ Expo and we will continue attending in the future.” – Tom R., Recruiter, Aaron Enterprises, Inc.

“I enjoyed spending the day at the EXPO. I thought it was very well organized, and had the veterans needs at heart. Thank you for that! I saw a great deal of people and businesses there who are interested in helping veterans. I would be happy to be included again. Anytime there is someone willing to reach to veterans that is a good thing. I was very appreciative of the opportunity to be there and help.” – Phil P., York County Veterans Affairs Office

The event was great for us. There was a lot of traffic and we have already heard back from some of the attendees. You folks did a great job with marketing ... – Kelly L., Keystone College PACC*VISTA

“I felt the event was outstanding (being a veteran myself)! I was able to network with several veterans’ service agencies, as well as with other excellent vendors. Professionally, [Lancaster County Career & Technical Center] was able to get some valuable exposure to a specific audience, generate awareness of the vocational training programs we offer, and mention of possible enrollment opportunities for job seekers.” – Quentin M., Lancaster Country Career and Technology

“The Veteran’s Expo & Job Fair was a good networking and recruiting opportunity for Coin Wrap, Inc. There appeared to be a strong turnout for the job fair, including a variety of qualified job seekers, and the event provided a variety of resources to the veterans in the community. The overall event was professionally orchestrated and our experience was positive.” – Krista D., Coin Wrap, Inc.

“The experience was very positive and it was humbling to have the opportunity to meet so many interesting people with exciting stories to tell … I am very excited to say that we did end up hiring one very strong candidate I met at the fair as an administrative assistant, and she has been doing a fantastic job thus far! I am very happy Cooper-Booth was invited to attend this event and look forward to doing so again next year! Thank you for all of your help and for the great things that you do for our veterans, as well as local businesses." – Rhiannah T., Cooper-Booth Wholesale Co.

Expo Exhibitor Booth Registration

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