Blair County Job Fair

Blair County CareerLink has scheduled a job fair at the Jaffa Shrine Center for Oct. 16 and CareerLink office administrator Gwen Fisher said companies were calling all day Tuesday to inquire about hiring workers laid off from Gardner Denver. On Monday, Gardner Denver announced layoffs of 45 workers including machinists and office staff. There have been 322 layoffs in recent months between Norfolk Southern, North American Communications and WATCO according to Altoona Blair County Development Corp. President and CEO Steve McKnight. And now Gardner Denver adds 45 more.