Hundreds Line Up for Job Fair

JESSUP — People lined up outside the door at BAE Systems in Jessup, all hoping to find a job that will help them pay their bills and give them good benefits.

“I can do anything! I’m an all around person a jack of all trades!” said Alan Kowalski of Throop.  

Organizers said they want to fill 120 positions, with positions that include sewers, machinists, inspectors, and assemblers, and they said no experience is necessary.

“We’ve had a contract for awhile. It’s a $48 million contract over four years, we’re going to build a lot of soft body armor and helmets for the US army and US marine corp,” said Joe Shane of BAE Systems.

People applying for jobs said they are hopeful that openings pop up like this, but it is still a tough world out there.

Reina Guzman of Scranton has been looking for months, hoping that this will be her day to find work.

“I’ve been looking for a job to support my family, but it’s virtually impossible, the jobs are all temporary,” said Reina Guzman of Scranton.

“It’s been difficult, I worked for Montage Mountain doing security there for a little while, but that’s a summer job so I’m looking now,” said Aaron Kizer of Lake Ariel.  

Another woman is hoping that she will be able to put her degrees to use after a long time of searching for employment.

“I dropped off the books well over a year ago with getting checks. I’m a mom not getting help, no food stamps, no help, no nothing,” said Jackie Stefanowicz of Duryea.

Another man Ramirez Rojas, sums it up for everyone.

“It’s a very tough time right now, and when there’s an opportunity you have to take it, that’s why we’re here,” said Ramirez Rojas of Scranton.

For more information you can check out BAE systems website.

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