Email: westpacs@westpacs.org Phone: 724.816.3886

Job Fair Statistics

WestPACS host two job fairs each year, one in the spring and one in the fall.
Job fairs are held from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Monroeville Convention Center.
 
WestPACS: Who we are
With 47 member institutions, WestPACS is one of the largest job fair consortia in the country. Established in 1988, WestPACS is also one of the oldest and is proud of our history of connecting college students and graduates from the region with employment opportunities for over 20 years. 

WestPACS Job Fairs At-A-Glance
The WestPACS consortium coordinates two job & internship fairs each year: spring and fall. Our job fairs that are open to students and alumni from two-year and four-year colleges and universities. The fair is always held at a central location, most recently at the newly renovated Monroeville Convention Center.

The following data presents a representative snapshot of WestPACS:
WestPACS Job Fairs: Three years/Six Fairs

The Job Seekers:

7,761 job seekers, averaging between 900-1200 candidates per fair
Job seekers who were current students: 66%
Job seekers who were alumni: 28%
Highest Level of Education:
Bachelor’s Degree: 77%
Master’s Degree: 14%
Associate’s Degree: 6%
Other (Ph.D., J.D., certificate, etc.): 2%
 
Participating Employers:
1,053 registered employers
Employers seeking full-time candidates: 94%
Employers seeking co-op students/interns: 42%
Employers from Pennsylvania: 66%
 

Top 10 Employment Sectors Represented at WestPACS Job Fairs (as Identified by Employers):
Business/Management
Sales & Marketing
Accounting/Finance
Engineering
Computer Science/ Information Technology
Communications PR
Criminal Justice
Healthcare
Social & Human Services
Government Public Administration