WEST CHESTER, PA — Chester County has made a way to help job seekers during the present coronavirus situation. The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force will host a free webinar on July 23. Business professionals and employment specialists will focus on the present job market and employment training.

The latest in the county’s webinar series covers the importance of timing in seeking employment, with helpful tools to do so during the COVID-19 pandemic. It begins at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23.

Speakers for the Restore Chester County webinar include Patrick Bokovitz, Director of the Chester County Workforce Development Board, Maria O’Connell, Owner of Express Employment Professionals, and Jim Lauckner, Senior Project Consultant at the Chester County Economic Development Council for the Hire One program.

Topics discussed will include training and services available through the PA CareerLink® Chester County website, coaching points for active job seekers, and the hiring environment in Chester County.

“We are finding that out that many individuals wait until unemployment compensation runs out or until the summer ends before seeking employment,” said Bokovitz. “The webinar’s speakers will emphasize that the best time to look for employment is sooner rather than later, and we encourage participants to ask questions after the speakers’ presentation.”

The webinar is free. It is hosted by Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline. It is backed by the County’s nine chambers of commerce, and other economic, education, and government leaders who are all members of the COVID-19 Business Task Force and its Restore Chester County initiative.

To join the Zoom webinar, go here.

Slides and resources from previous webinars can be found at www.restorechestercounty.org. Through the site, businesses, organizations, and residents can navigate through these materials and other reopening guidelines with both overall and industry-specific guidance relating to COVID-19.

More information about the webinar can be found here.

The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force stated it is dedicated to developing the best practices for Chester County businesses to reopen and to restoring the county’s quality of place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

This article originally appeared on the West Chester Patch