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What Is Success In Somerset County?

An education initiative developed by the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce, Success in Somerset County creates awareness of career, job and educational opportunities in Somerset County through panels, tours and specialized programs. A special emphasis is placed on high-demand jobs and industries in the area. In 2013, the Chamber applied for direct funding under the Routes Grant funded by the Community Foundation of the Alleghenies to launch Success in Somerset County as a pilot program. Click here to read more about this program.

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Rockwood Wins Awards In Contest

Rockwood School District’s STEM team was victorious, winning two of the four awards at the first Catalyst Connection manufacturing video contest, “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” awards banquet March 23 at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The Rockwood STEM team, consisting of students in seventh-ninth grade, was paired with Clapper’s Industries of Meyersdale. Click here to read the full article.

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Cambria County Job Fair May 2

Registration is now open for the Cambria County Job Fair Tuesday, May 2 at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center. For more information, click here.

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Blue-Collar Skills Shortage

When business leaders talk about a skills shortage, white-collar, degree-demanding jobs come to mind. But employment experts say the skills gap may be even more pressing for decent-paying jobs that don't require any college at all.

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) predicts that U.S. companies will be facing two million job vacancies by 2025. And the American Welding Society contends that manufacturing industries will need 300,000 welders and welding instructors by 2020. Technology has replaced some jobs and made others obsolete. But a significant number of manufacturing jobs remain open with not enough people to fill them.

So, why aren’t jobseekers clamoring to get into manufacturing — where a welder can earn $90,000 a year? Click here to read the full article.

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Child Labor Laws For Summer Jobs

Once school is out for summer, many companies will take on help from local high school students. Make sure you're up to date on the latest child labor rules by checking out the Dept. of Labor's Child Labor Rules Advisor here.

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Seven Springs Summer Employment

Seven Springs Mountain Resort is looking to hire 400 employees for seasonal, part-time and full-time employment for the summer and will be hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at the resort. Available positions include those in retail, security, restaurants, swimming pools and recreation. No appointment is necessary. Interested candidates may apply at and arrive at human resources for an interview. For those who cannot attend the job fair, Seven Springs will be hosting open interviews from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays in May.

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Somerset Co. Library Summer Programs

Somerset County Library has released information on its upcoming summer learning programs. Click here for details.

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Hidden Valley Summer Employment

The Hidden Valley Foundation is looking for aquatic staff such as lifeguards and Snack Shack attendants for the upcoming summer season. Lifeguards must be at least 15 years of age and certified by an accredited lifeguard certification program such as the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Ellis & Associates, Boy Scouts of America, etc. Lifeguard certification includes CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid training, and Lifeguard training. Snack Shack attendants must be at least 16 years of age and should have experience operating a gas grill and handling food products. Certifications are not required to be hired as a Snack Shack Attendant. However, all applicants under 18 years of age must submit a Pennsylvania Worker’s Permit. For more information, call (814) 443-3001 or email

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Get Involved, Get Connected

Want to showcase your business or organization on this page? Click here to learn how you can get involved.

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