The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 7, 2013

Business briefs 03/08/2013

Spring job fair set for Wednesday

Somerset County Spring Job Fair will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, Friedens.

There will be more than 30 businesses and organizations. Area community colleges and trade schools will discuss educational opportunities.

Space will be provided onsite for employers to interview potential candidates, so job seekers should dress appropriately and bring resumes.

Admission and parking are free.

Additional parking will be available at Somerset County Airport, with a shuttle bus from the airport to the armory.

Information: 445-6431 or

EcoKids offering cash for gently used items

EcoKids, a children’s consignment store at 2025 Bedford St. in Geistown, is offering local schools and organizations an opportunity to earn cash by bringing in gently used children’s clothing, toys, books, furniture and baby items.

The store is reaching out to local parent-teacher organizations, preschools, Scouts, sports leagues and other groups that work with children and families.

Groups can set up a consignor account and alert supporters that they can bring their items to the store.

“EcoKids was designed to support The Learning Lamp’s free after-school programs,” said Angela Rizzo, development director.

“At The Learning Lamp, we spend a lot of time raising money, so we know how time consuming it can be. We felt that EcoKids could be a good opportunity, not just for us, but for other community groups to raise money as well.”

Fundraising can take place throughout the year, with no deadline or complicated paperwork to fill out.

Once the group’s items sell, it receives 50 percent of the sale price. All items must be in good condition, free from stains and tears and current in style.

EcoKids is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Information: 266-0111 or

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