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Ignite JobCade brings together dozens of local startups hoping to fill more than 200 jobs

Posted at 7:07 PM, Mar 07, 2019
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Dozens of local startups set up in the 500 Seneca building for the first ever Ignite Buffalo JobCade.

The inaugural job fair kicked off with a major announcement from 43North.

"43North's portfolio companies have generated more than 400 new jobs in Western New York," said Eric Reich, 43North's Chair.

The companies are looking to fill more than 200 open positions.

The event was open to the public, and allowed potential employees to look at what companies are hiring and what they're looking for in a candidate.

"We have a wide variety of positions just based on the fact that we are a software as a service company. So we have sales people, we have customer success department, we have developers from, you know, junior fresh out of college to senior with you know 20 years of experience," said Dyllon Joseph, Senior Director of Operations at Buffalo Intelligent Technology Systems.

Anyone from a college senior to a seasoned professional could explore job opportunities in several fields.

"Most of the companies use coding; C++, Java and those softwares. And I feel like everybody should get into coding because it's the next big thing and it's really advancing," said Victoire Babwiriza, who is studying Mechanical Engineering at Buffalo State.

There are skilled and unskilled positions available, ranging from entry-level openings to executive roles.

Job seekers also got feedback on their resumes and interviewing skills, and got a chance to network.

They even had a chance to get free professional headshots taken for LinkedIn profiles.

The event gave job seekers an opportunity to meet directly with employers and hear from them just what they're looking for.