June 5, 2012
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces 11 Job Fairs Offering More Than 10,000 Jobs to be Held Across New York State

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the state will host eleven job fairs across New York during June as part of National Job Fair month. The job fairs are a part of the Governor's NY Works program to put New Yorkers back to work, and the eleven events will bring together more than 375 employers statewide and feature more than 10,000 job openings.


"As we work to get New York's economy back on track, these job fairs will help connect unemployed New Yorkers to job opportunities in communities across the state, from New York City to Buffalo," Governor Cuomo said. "The job fairs will be valuable resources for local businesses that are hiring, as well as offering job seekers an opportunity to use the many free services offered by New York State that can help the unemployed get back to work."


Job Fair Month will kick off in New York State with eleven events beginning June 7. The dates and locations are listed below. 


Date City/Borough Time Site Address
 6/7/2012  Syracuse  12:30 PM to 4:00 PM  Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park  1 Conservation Pl. Syracuse, NY 13204
 6/7/2012  Westchester  12:30 to 4:00 PM  White Plains Public Library  100 Martine Ave. White Plains, NY 10601
 6/7/2012  Bronx  12:30 to 4:00 PM  Bronx Chamber of Commerce  1200 Waters Pl. #106 Bronx, NY 10461
 6/7/2012  Brooklyn  12:30 to 4:00 PM  St. Francis College Gym  180 Remsen St. Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
 6/7/2012  Queens  12:30 4:00 PM  York College  94-20 Guy Brewer Blvd. Jamaica, NY
 6/7/2012  Staten Island  12:30 to 4:00 PM  Petrides High School  715 Ocean Terrace Staten Island, NY 10301
 6/7/2012  Manhattan (Harlem)  10:00 AM to 2:00 PM  Harlem Armory  1 W 142nd St. Manhattan, NY 10037
 6/8/2012  Buffalo  1:00 PM to 4:00 PM  Erie Community College, City Campus  121 Ellicott St. Atrium Buffalo, NY 14203
 6/20/2012  Rochester  1:00 PM to 5:00 PM  Marketplace Mall  1 Miracle Mile Dr. Rochester, NY 14623
 6/21/2012  Buffalo   1:00 PM to 4:00 PM  Niagara Power Vista Center  5777 Lewiston Rd. Lewiston, NY 14092
 6/22/2012  Binghamton  10:00 AM to 3:00 PM  Broome Community College  901 Upper Front St. Binghamton, NY 13905


The job fairs will feature local businesses that have the largest number of openings as listed in the NYS Job Bank. On-site interviews for a variety of jobs requiring a variety of skill levels will be offered. The New York State Department of Labor will offer free services to job seekers on-site including resume review and critiquing, workshops on job search tips and interviewing techniques, and resume scanning into the Department's SMART job search system.


Governor Cuomo's New York Works agenda is designed to put New Yorkers back to work. It includes Jobs Express, a web site that connects job seekers with available jobs; Summer Youth, which aims to hire more than 18,000 low-income teens ages 14-20 across the state this summer; and NY Youth Works, which helps disadvantaged youth ages 16-24 in designated urban areas find jobs. Applications for NY Youth Works will be taken at all job fairs.


To find out more about these job fairs, go to the State Labor Department's web site at http://www.labor.ny.gov/careerservices/findajob/jobfairrecruitmentsindex.shtm. Job fairs and recruitment events are also listed on the Labor Department's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/nyslabor under Events.