Looking for a job? A week of job and career fairs could be the answer

Posted at 8:09 PM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 09:16:51-04

Whether you are skilled in electronics, welding, or customer service, Demone Smith, Executive Director of the Buffalo Employment Center says right now is a great time to begin searching for summer employment.

“The prospects are pretty good for employment in the area, you just have to want to get it.”

Smith says each and everyday the career center receives dozens of up to the minute postings for companies in the Western New York area actively seeking employees.  This director says the jobs are seeking applicants with an array of skills not just college degrees.

“It’s about what skills you have, what transferable skills you’ve earned at one job that can transfer to another,” Smith tells 7 Eyewitness News.

Smith says job seekers from across the area will have a chance to meet employers face to face in a week filled with job fairs through the Buffalo Works program.

Monday, April 24 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Community Workforce Outreach Event

Learn how you can take part in the Northland Corridor

Redevelopment Project

Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 701 East Delavan Avenue

For more information: casnydmr@gmail.com


Tuesday, April 25 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Mayor Byron Brown, Buffalo Bisons and BETC host Diversity Job Fair

Learn about jobs at Canalside, Outer Harbor, Broderick Park,

Rich Products and the Buffalo Bisons

Buffalo Employment and Training Center, 77 Goodell Street

For more information: www.workforcebuffalo.org


Wednesday,  April 26 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

NYS Department of Labor & The Concerned Clergy of WNY Host Career Expo


More than 60 businesses offering over 2,200 job opportunities

Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 701 East Delavan Avenue

For more information: www.labor.ny.gov


Thursday, April 27 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

BETC Career Fair

70 employers looking to hire in General Labor, Hospitality,

Government, Health Care, Finance, Life Science, Manufacturing

BETC, 77 Goodell Street / For more information: www.workforcebuffalo.org


Friday, April 28


For more information: www.city-buffalo.com