Fair Will Feature “Career Boot Camp” Led By Departments of Labor and Civil Service and Feature Diverse Jobs For a Diverse Workforce
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Career Fair will be the largest yet, with more than 170 businesses offering more than 6,000 Capital Region jobs. The fair will be held on Wednesday, March 30, in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.
“The economy in New York State continues to grow, and businesses are looking to expand and hire right here in the Capital Region,” Governor Cuomo said. “The Dr. King Career Fair connects employers with job seekers looking to advance their careers and I encourage anyone interested to attend and see what opportunities are available.”
The Career Fair, which will also feature state agencies with jobs available, will be held on Wednesday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. The event is free for job seekers and businesses. Job seekers are encouraged to dress to impress and pre-register now at: www.labor.ny.gov/mlkcareers.
The Dr. King Career Fair is sponsored by the New York State Department of Labor in collaboration with the Office of General Services. It features more than 170-businesses from 19 industry sectors including:
- Finance and Insurance
- Utilities and Construction
- Professional, Scientific, and Technical
- Healthcare and Social Assistance
On-site interviews with ten participating businesses will be available throughout the day. Additionally, job seekers can attend workshops, which begin at 10 a.m.:
- Career Boot Camp, which is a joint presentation by Civil Service and the Department of Labor, will highlight careers in public service and teach how to navigate the Civil Service system;
- Use Your Resume to Sell Your Skills, will offer tips on getting your resume to stand out from the crowd; and
- Find Success with Jobs Express, will include a demonstration of Governor Cuomo’s Jobs Express website (www.jobs.ny.gov) and provide useful information for your online job search
“The interest from businesses eager to participate in this event continues to grow each year, and we are thrilled to be able to provide more job opportunities for attendees,” said Acting State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon. “The large number of local businesses attending this event is a positive sign that our local economy continues to improve and that businesses know this event is the place to be to find quality talent.”
“As a member of Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council team, I have seen new job opportunities developing in a variety of sectors statewide,” Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito said. “The continued growth of this job fair in the Capital Region is indicative of expanding employment opportunities here and throughout New York.”
“The Department of Civil Service is excited to be a participant in the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Job Fair,” said Acting Civil Service Commissioner Lola Brabham. “This is another outstanding opportunity to promote rewarding careers in state government. The Department will be leading several presentations focusing on state employment opportunities, and the civil service exam process. The presentations will also include information on Governor Cuomo’s Veteran’s Temporary Hiring Program, hiring programs for people with disabilities and the New New York Leaders internship program.”
Other upcoming career fairs include:
April 19, 2016, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Columbia-Greene Community College Career Fair
Columbia Greene Community College, Hudson, NY
May 11, 2016, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce Annual Spring Career Fair
Westside Ballroom, Plattsburgh, NY
May 12, 2016, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Hostos Community College Career Fair
500 Grand Concourse
For more information about career services and hiring events, please call the Department of Labor at 1-888-4-NYSDOL or visit www.labor.ny.gov.