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Juanita Berge | Philly Creative Guide Event Reporter

Innovation Philadelphia :: createAdelphia Job Fair
by Juanita Berge, 1 Oct 2008 is the region's most complete directory of creative professionals, firms and resources. Its purpose is simple: To help build relationships within one of the most vibrant creative communities in America. is for everyone whose livelihood is centered in the creative arts – including individuals, firms and organizations. It's the place to turn to when you want to find or be found.

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The createAdelphia Job Fair met with great success this past September 25th. Jointly sponsored by Innovation Philadelphia and, the event was held at World Café Live from 10am to 2pm. It brought hundreds of job seekers to the premiere creative industries career fair of the region. The unique fair was designed to match creatives seeking jobs with local businesses and organizations in a wide variety of fields including: architecture, engineering and planning; communications and marketing; digital media and programming; fashion design; graphic and visual arts and multimedia design; information technology; interior and industrial design; music, film and video production; photography; product and merchandising design; and software development.

Innovation Philadelphia :: createAdelphia Job Fair

Companies were kept busy throughout the morning and up until closing with the scores of people who came through seeking information. Over forty companies were there to meet with the steady stream of job seekers who were present that day. Attendees were able to speak with employers on the spot about hundreds of available jobs.

Innovation Philadelphia :: createAdelphia Job Fair

Attendees were also the first to use a new interactive job website called Philly Creative Jobs – a joint project of and Innovation Philadelphia. The createAdelphia event marked the launch of the interactive website. Over a year in development, Philly Creative Jobs is a regional website that exclusively features jobs within the creative industry.

Innovation Philadelphia :: createAdelphia Job Fair

The site is absolutely free for job seekers to use. Simply sign on to and click on 'Search for a Job.' No registering, no sign-ins; the ease of use for this site will make it the first stop for many in the creative field. Employers using the site will find its intuitive registration procedure a trouble-free way to post jobs and RFPs. In fact, the first two job posts are free to employers, then $30/each after that. This marks the second Philadelphia collaboration to hit the city. They remain committed to helping foster professional relationships between regional companies and organizations and creative professionals in the region.

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