DICKSON CITY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Topping business and consumer news Thursday night, several employers set up at the Viewmont Mall in Dickson City for the ‘Skills 2022 Workforce Summit.

Hundreds of students and people looking for jobs showed up at the Viewmont Mall, Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., to learn more about what the companies have to offer. People who attended had the opportunity to participate in resume writing and mock interview sessions.

“Our goal is to build a talent pipeline for our community. So it’s important for the students to be career ready, to make sure they have a talent pipeline education so that they know that they are entering a career that’s here in Lackawanna County and it will be here 5 years, 10 years, from now,” explained Amy Luyster, Vice President of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

The event will provide career readiness educational opportunities and resources to students who were encouraged to attend. The theme was to attract, sustain, and grow with presentations on popular industries connect sessions, employer best practices, resume writing, interviewing, and more

“I think today, there are a lot of people that came here for our community to help students like me have a better understanding of some jobs in our area and just to expand their options and it’s great! I have been getting a lot of great information today,” added Kat Davis, a senior at Mid Valley High School.

Speakers at the summit included representatives from:

  • Sordoni Construction
  • Toyota of Scranton
  • Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County
  • ID Logistics
  • CANPACK, US
  • Allied Services
  • Epic Revenue Consultants
  • PA CareerLink Lackawanna County
  • NEPIRC
  • General Dynamics Land Systems
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Dress for Success Lackawanna
  • The Viewmont Mall/PREIT
  • Schiff`s Marketplace
  • Hilton Scranton and Conference Center
  • Attendees can also learn about career opportunities from 50 local businesses including:
  • Agency for Community Empowerment
  • Allied Services
  • Americold
  • The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Audacy
  • Aveanna Healthcare
  • The Azek Company
  • Barry Callebaut
  • Beacon Specialized Living
  • CANPACK, US
  • Cardinal LG
  • Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County
  • Cintas
  • Commonwealth Health
  • Enzyme Development Corporation
  • Fastenal Company
  • FNCB Bank
  • Geisinger
  • General Dynamics Land Systems
  • Golden Technologies
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Greiner Packaging Corporation
  • H&K Group
  • H&R Block
  • Honesdale National Bank
  • ID Logistics
  • Johnson College
  • Junior Achievement of NEPA
  • Keystone College
  • Lackawanna College Office of Continuing Education
  • Lackawanna County
  • Marywood University
  • Maternal & Family Health Services
  • McLane PA
  • Mount Airy Casino Resort
  • Penn State Scranton
  • PennDOT District 4-0
  • Precision Pipeline Solutions
  • The Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company
  • Saint Joseph`s Center
  • Schiff`s Marketplace
  • Scranton Building Trades Council
  • Settler`s Hospitality
  • St. Mary`s Villa
  • Talen Energy
  • Toyota of Scranton
  • Tri-Star Academy
  • U.S. Army Recruiting Station
  • University of Scranton
  • The Wright Center

The Scranton Chamber of Commerce hosted the event and the main sponsor was Lackawanna County.