Albany, NY - May 12, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced four upcoming jobs fairs and customized recruitment events in the Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes, Long Island and Western New York regions this week.
“By partnering with businesses looking to tap into New York’s world-class workforce, the State is connecting more than 1,000 jobs to those seeking employment opportunities across the State,” Governor Cuomo said. “These Job Fairs promote openings in a wide variety of fields, and I encourage all job seekers to take advantage of them.”
The Department of Labor’s customized recruitment events alone helped 600 businesses target and hire nearly 33,000 individuals in 2012 and 2013.
This week’s events include:
The 2014 Orange County Annual Job Fair will take place in Middletown on May 14, 2014. The event will take place at the Galleria at Crystal Run located at 1 Galleria Drive. The Job Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature up to 75 businesses representing 854 job openings. This event is open to all job seekers. More information can be found here.
VWR International will be holding a customized recruitment on May 14, 2014 in Rochester. VWR International is a global laboratory supply and distribution company. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rochester Works! located at 276 Waring Road. The business is recruiting for 50 seasonal Warehouse Associates. To register, call 585-258-8843. More information can be found here.
Stock Traders Press, Inc. will be holding a customized recruitment on May 15, 2014 in Hicksville. Stock Traders Press, Inc. is a research firm specializing in equity research. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hicksville Career Center, located at 301 West Old Country Rd. The business is recruiting for 10 Portfolio Managers. Candidates must bring an updated copy of their resume. Business attire is required. To register, call 516-934-8591. More information can be found here.
Western New York
The Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will be holding a customized recruitment on May 15, 2014 in Williamsville. The Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls offers gaming, entertainment and related amenities, including restaurants and a luxury hotel. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Williamsville Career Center, located at 4175 Transit Road in the Transitown Plaza. The business will be recruiting for 120 total positions – 90 in food and beverage services and 30 gaming positions. Space is limited so please call 716-851-2759 to register. More information can be found here.
For a complete listing of all recruitment events, visit: www.labor.ny.gov/events
Job fairs and customized recruitment services can be tailored to a specific business to assist in their hiring needs. Department of Labor Business Services team members will help a business review applicants, set up and schedule events and match candidates based on skills and applicable hiring and training incentives.
These are just some of the many no-cost services provided to any business in New York State. Businesses may also take advantage of Jobs Express, Governor Cuomo’s online jobs database, which currently lists 92,000 available positions. By using these services, an average business in New York State could save tens of thousands of dollars each year.
- Save up to $12,000 on a staff-assisted recruitment event
- Save up to $20,000 on a customized job fair
- Save up to $6,000 per year on job postings
“Smart business leaders know they have to watch every penny and get the most value for their time,” said State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera. “Using the Department of Labor as a one-stop resource is time well-spent and it doesn’t cost businesses a dime.”
A Business Services team member will help a business find a location to hold the recruitment, set an agenda to ensure the time is used efficiently, advertise and market the event, identify the most qualified applicants to narrow the candidate pool, provide staffing and other support services and more. Events can be held at a worksite, an off-site location or in one of the 96 New York State Career Centers. This gives a business the flexibility to design an event that meets its unique needs.
For more information about job fairs and recruitment events, business should e-mail DEWS.Business.Services@labor.ny.gov or call (800) HIRE-992.
For more information about posting jobs on Jobs Express, visit: labor.ny.gov/hire.