Job fair space available

Employers can get spaces for a mid-October job fair planned in Blair County.

There is no cost for the Oct. 16 job fair that will be held at the Jaffa Shrine Center and sponsored by PA CareerLink, Altoona Blair County Development Corp., Blair County Chamber of Commerce and Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development Board.

Sixty to 80 companies are expected to participate. For employers looking to reserve space, contact Greg Crooks at 940-6219 or gcrooks@pa.gov.

The first 30 minutes of the job fair from 10 to 10:30 a.m. will be for veterans only. It then will be open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Photography business opens

Creative Momentz Photography is now open at 106 Clara St.

Owned by Tiffany Duman, Creative Momentz is a boutique studio that uses storytelling through portraiture. CMP specializes in senior sessions, couture children sessions, maternity/newborn, weddings and real estate photography.

Business hours are by appointment.

The telephone number is 935-4511. The website is www.creativemomentzphotography.com/


Rutter’s adds menu items

Rutter’s convenience store chain is adding new plant-based items to its menu.

Rutter’s will be the first convenience store to offer products from JUST and Dr. Praeger’s, with the launch of its plant-based egg patties and burgers, which will be sold at all of Rutter’s restaurant locations, according to a company press release.

“With the flexitarian consumer growing at a rapid rate, Rutter’s believes it’s the perfect time to release a plant-based portfolio,” said Ryan Krebs, director of food service, in a statement.

Sport Clips now open

Sport Clips Haircuts is now open in the Park Hills Plaza.

Sport Clips Haircuts specializes in men and boys haircuts, offering a signature service titled the MVP Haircut Experience. The MVP includes a haircut, hot towel face massage, scalp shampoo and massage, and a neck and shoulder massage.

Georgetown, Texas-based Sports Clips has more than 1,800 locations across the United States and Canada.

Sheetz invests in wages

Sheetz announced Wednesday it is furthering its commitment to its employees with an investment of $16.8 million in store wages.

Recently named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune and Great Place to Work for the fifth time in six years, nearly all Sheetz employees will experience an increase in wages or have already experienced an increase within the last year. The increase is part of Sheetz’s goal to offer competitive wages, enabling it to attract and retain top talent.

This investment comes on the heels of a $15 million investment in employee wages in 2016. That investment coincided with a significant effort to shift more store employees from part-time to full-time work.

Sheetz currently operates 596 stores throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina and has over 20,000 employees and nearly 3,000 active open positions.