Hundreds expected at Lockport job fair

May 31, 2011 Updated May 31, 2011 at 7:52 AM EDT

By WKBW News
By Business First - by Tracey Drury

May 31, 2011 Updated May 31, 2011 at 7:52 AM EDT

As many as 500 job-seekers are expected to attend a job fair in Lockport.

The job fair, sponsored by the Niagara County Employment & Training Department, is slated for 9 a.m. - noon on Wed., June 1 at the Lockport Holiday Inn on South Transit Road. The fair is free and open to the public.

Planners said the success of a large job fair in Niagara Falls this past April spurred them to schedule a second, this time in Eastern Niagara County. Approximately 50 employers have signed up to participate.

"We're anticipating 400 to 500 people will walk through the doors," said Thomas Jaccarino, department director. "In the past, it proved successful, with people getting positions based on their participation in the Job Fair, so we're hoping that people come out, meet the businesses and put their best foot forward."

Employer participants include health care providers, collections firms, mortgage banking, casino, manufacturers and service sector firms.

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