Nov 9, 2016
At PPL, we are always looking to build our pipeline of talent, and we take pride in having a diverse and inclusionary culture that includes people with varying abilities.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (Nov. 9, 2016) – PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) will participate in a virtual career fair for people with disabilities on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
The company will be seeking candidates for full-time and intern positions in the fields of engineering, accounting, computer science and customer service. A PPL Human Resources representative will be available in a virtual meeting room to chat with candidates from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is double that of people without disabilities. The virtual career fair is an interactive online platform that connects disabled job-seekers with employers and employment opportunities.
“At PPL, we are always looking to build our pipeline of talent, and we take pride in having a diverse and inclusionary culture that includes people with varying abilities,” said Brian Case, Human Resources manager at PPL. “This is a great resource for potential job candidates, and it allows differently-abled candidates to interact with PPL in a convenient setting.”
PPL offers these tips to career-seekers interested in the virtual career event:
- Be prepared – Review your resume and upload it to the site prior to the event. Also, be prepared to write about your skills, work experience and career objectives in an online environment.
- Be professional – A virtual career event is the same as a face-to-face event. Don’t use slang or emojis during a chat, and remember to be courteous.
- Be patient – Just like at a face-to-face career fair, you may need to wait to speak with a representative.
- Be secure – Remember to keep personal information private; don’t share your address or contact information in the online chat room.
- Be focused – Focus on your skills and not your disability. PPL will not ask about the nature of your disability, and you should not feel obligated to share that information. However, you can ask how PPL accommodates disabled employees.
“PPL is excited to take part in this career fair, which represents just one of the ways that we accommodate and welcome employees with disabilities,” Case added.
To learn more about a career at PPL and to register for the virtual career fair, visit pplweb.com/careers and click on the Register Today graphic.