JOE ROBACH AND THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCE JOB FAIRS – OFFERING MORE THAN 10,000 JOBS – TO BE HELD ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

Joe Robach and the Governor 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 and Legislature’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.

Job Fair Month will kick off in New York State with eleven events beginning June 7. A job fair in Rochester will be held on June 20 from 1 to 5 at Market Place Mall. 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.

The Governor’s New York Works agenda, supported by Joe Robach, 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 or call Joe Robach.