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As state unemployment rate drops, Midstate hiring booms

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Proctor & Gamble is looking for hundreds to fill positions inside their new Franklin County warehouse. Construction on the 1.7-million square-foot building is expected to be finished by the end of July.

Also in Shippensburg, Volvo prepares to hire at their new Customer Care Center.

All of this movement in the Midstate is leaving job seekers feeling optimistic.

"I've recently been learning shipping and receiving. I've made motorcycle parts for a company in York," single mom Maria DeCarlo said.

DeCarlo joined hundreds at a Tuesday afternoon job fair at the Capitol City Mall in Camp Hill.

"Introducing myself to the HR people and putting my name out there and having a wonderful resume will help me hopefully get a job," she said.

Event organizers with WINK104 agree that preparation goes a long way.

"You really will want to bring your resume. You will want to be ready to talk to these employers because they are here to interview today," sales manager Matt Raback said.

The immediacy may be reflecting a positive in Pennsylvania. As of this week, the state is celebrating an unemployment rate of 5.6 percent - the lowest in five years.

Back at the job fair, things were quickly going DeCarlo's way.

"I already scheduled an interview for tomorrow," she said.

A third party will be organizing the hiring at Proctor & Gamble's new Shippensburg location. They will need nearly 500 workers immediately, another 500 may be contracted.

To browse opportunities or to apply online visit www.logisticsjobsshippensburg.com.

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