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Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists is proud to announce the much anticipated 2013 Philly Freelancer/Communications Job Fair, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. located in Room 217 of the Howard Gittis Student Center on the campus of Temple University, 1755 North 13th St. in Philadelphia.

Though it may lead to one, this job fair is not a fair for persons seeking full-time employment. However, it’s a great place where job seekers can make a solid start in building their careers, earn college credit, make extra money, and/or volunteer. PABJ sees the Freelancer Job Fair as a way of helping to boost people’s career opportunities in this tough economy and a great tool for companies to gain exposure in the community.

The Philly Freelancer / Communications Job Fair is open to all persons of any ethnic background and/or sexual orientation.

Admission is free and open to the public. Recommended attire is business-professional. Applicants are encouraged to bring their resumes and cover letter. There will also be a “resume critique” station.

What Kind Of Applicants Should Attend?

Freelancers, volunteers, interns, part-time workers, photographers, writers, multimedia professionals, videographers, graphic designers, corporate communications assistants, data assistants, and public relations assistants.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ~ Confirmed Company Recruitment Tables

SEPTA, The Philadelphia Tribune, The Sunday Sun, Al Dia, Impacto Latin, Interstate General Media (, Inquirer, Daily News), Philadelphia Weekly, Philly CAM, The Notebook, Universal Companies, ODUNDE Inc., WHYY, Art Sanctuary, Calkins Media (Bucks County Courier Times, Burlington County Times), The Metro Chinese Weekly, Philadelphia Magazine, The Philadelphia Gay News, South Jersey Journal, Grands as Parents Inc., Comcast, and Channel10 NBC. Additional companies to be announced.

12:30 p.m. ~ Guest Speaker: Melinda Emerson “SmallBizLady”

Melinda F. Emerson is one of America’s leading small business experts. She is a seasoned entrepreneur, professional speaker, social media strategist whose mission is to end small business failure. Melinda has lectured for The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, MIT, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship, National Association of Women Business Owners, Pennsylvania Conference for Women, International Association of Business Communicators, the Small Business Administration, and the Center for Women’s Business Research.


From 30th Street Station, 76 or 95 – Take Market Street or Vine Expressway to North Broad Street. Make left on Broad Street. Drive North on Broad Street. Make a right on Cecil B. Moore Avenue. Make a left on N. 13th Street. Drive or walk a half a block. The center is located on right hand side at 1755 N. 13th St.


Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station is a major station along the AMTRAK’s Northeast corridor. Exit southwest corner of 30th Street Station to the detached SEPTA station. Take the Market-Frankford El (Blue Line) east to City Hall. Once at City Hall transfer to the Broad Street train (Orange Line) and take train to the Temple/Cecil B. Moore station. Local one-way fare is $2.25; all day fare (Independence Day Pass) is $12. Parking is available in Lot #2, enter from Montgomery Avenue between 13th and 12th Streets. $15 cash only.


For job fair attendees staying overnight, there are plenty of rooms available near Temple University and/or Center City. We recommend checking online travel sites Orbitz, Expedia, Priceline and KAYAK for affordable rates.

For more information contact:

Johann Calhoun

Phone: (215) 893-5739


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