(WBNG Binghamton) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday reminded New Yorkers that eight career fairs are taking place throughout the state on April 12 -- including one in Buffalo -- to help job seekers connect with hundreds of businesses offering thousands of jobs.
According to a news release, the career fairs will be held at the following locations on Thursday, April 12, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.:
•Buffalo: Senator Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building, 65 Court Street •Binghamton: Binghamton State Office Building, 44 Hawley Street
•Albany: Empire State Plaza Convention Center
•Hauppauge: Perry B. Duryea State Office Building, 250 Veteran's Memorial Highway
•New York City: Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building, 55 Hanson Place, Brooklyn
•Poughkeepsie: Eleanor Roosevelt State Office Building, 4 Burnett Boulevard
•Syracuse: Senator John J. Hughes State Office Building, 333 East Washington Street
•Utica: Utica State Office Building, 207 Genesee Street
At each of the career fairs, New Yorkers will be able to meet with businesses about potential job opportunities and take advantage of employment workshops offered by the state Department of Labor. Over 270 businesses will be participating in the career fairs, offering more than 5,400 jobs for New Yorkers.
"The financial future of our entire state gets stronger every time an unemployed New Yorker finds a job," said Governor Cuomo. "Through these career fairs, the state is partnering with hundreds of businesses to provide greater employment opportunities for New Yorkers. By expanding our career fairs to communities all across the state, we will empower even more New Yorkers to put themselves on the path to prosperity."
All businesses participating in the career fairs list their job openings on Governor Cuomo's "Jobs Express" website, located at www.jobs.ny.gov.
A number of different fields will be represented at the events, including health care, manufacturing, government, higher education, and retail. Businesses participating in the career fairs include GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Albany Medical Center, Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare, Cablevision, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, SUNY Upstate Medical University, The Raymond Corporation, Ingram Micro, Goodyear Dunlop, and Fidelis Care NY.
Pedro Gonzalez, staffing manager in Saratoga County for GLOBALFOUNDRIES, said, "GLOBALFOUNDRIES is proud to have a home in New York State. As we continue to grow, we will be creating thousands of jobs while contributing to a strong and diverse local workforce. This career fair is further proof that New York State is indeed open for business."
Steve VanNostrand, vice president of human resources at The Raymond Corporation, a manufacturing company in Greene, NY, said, "The Raymond Corporation is pleased to participate in the career fair in Binghamton. We have an active relationship with the Department of Labor; our employees participate in their training programs and our company works with DOL to find workers. I am confident that this event will be a successful one for The Raymond Corporation."
Matthew Rogers, human resources coordinator for Ingram Micro an information technology company in Western New York, said, "We have a number of job openings we're hoping to fill with the right candidates and look forward to a great event in Buffalo."