Cuomo Announces Annual Job Fairs Offering 5,000 Jobs from 250 Employers

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 10, 2013 at 12:25 PM EDT

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Cuomo Announces Annual Job Fairs Offering 5,000 Jobs from 250 Employers

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 10, 2013 at 12:25 PM EDT

(WKBW release) New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced that four job fairs will take place on Thursday, April 11 to connect job seekers with 250 businesses offering 5,000 jobs.

According to a news release:

Those who attend will have the opportunity to meet with businesses about potential job opportunities and take advantage of employment workshops offered by the state Department of Labor.

“Creating quality jobs and getting New Yorkers into those jobs remain our top priority,” Governor Cuomo said. “These state-sponsored job fairs are great opportunities for job seekers to meet with businesses from across the State that want to hire. I encourage New Yorkers, whether you’re unemployed or looking to make a career move, to sign up and attend one of these four events on Thursday.”

The Dr. King Career Fair events will be held in Binghamton, Albany, Buffalo and Syracuse:

•Buffalo: Sen. Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

•Binghamton: Broome Community College Ice Rink from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

•Albany: Empire State Plaza Convention Center from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

•Syracuse: Horticulture Building, State Fair Grounds from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

“Job fairs like these are just one service we provide to businesses at no cost to them,” said Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera. “For anyone – either business or jobseeker -- unable to attend, I encourage you to visit our website and learn about the wealth of services we have available.”

Events are sponsored by the Department of Labor and the state Office of General Services. Broome Community College is co-sponsoring the event in Binghamton.

Nancy Preskop, Recruitment Program Manager for Catholic Health in Buffalo, said, “Catholic Health has the utmost respect for the Department of Labor. Their dedication to customer service is a reflection of the dedicated workers they have in their organization. Every month Catholic Health does a recruitment presentation to assist unemployed workers in searching for a healthcare career. We have been very successful in hiring several candidates from these meetings.”

Mary Bertollini, Director of Human Resources for Fuccillo Automotive Group, which utilizes DOL services in Syracuse and Buffalo said, “Fuccillo Automotive Group has participated in a number of job fairs through the Department of Labor over time. We have found them to be very worthwhile events. The majority of the candidates present very well and we have been fortunate to have obtained high quality new hires as a result. We are looking forward to this year’s event!”

Additional information about these events, as well as an online registration form, is available on DOL’s website at http://www.labor.ny.gov/businessservices/dr-king-career-fair-2012.shtm.

All businesses participating in the career fairs list their job openings on Governor Cuomo's "Jobs Express" website, located at www.jobs.ny.gov. Job seekers can post their resumes and search through nearly 70,000 jobs with positions available in every region of the state. Employers can use the website to search through submitted resumes and find highly qualified candidates in their own backyard. They can also post unlimited job openings at no cost.