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Labor Department Announces Career Fair in Capital Region for Veterans and their Families

Albany, NY (November 17, 2009) - State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith today announced that the second “Operation Hire: Veterans Career Fair” for veterans and their families will take place on Wednesday, November 18 in Troy from 2 to 5 p.m. More than 35 companies will be on hand seeking employees to fill over 550 positions in Health Care, IT/Computer, Management, Human Services, Distribution, Management, and more. In addition, approximately 15 education and training providers and support agencies will be in attendance to provide valuable information to veterans and their families.

The career fair will take place at the 42nd Infantry Division New York Army National Guard Armory at 137 Glenmore Road, Troy, NY. Glenmore Road is across the street from Hudson Valley Community College and next to the Price Chopper on Route 4. The facility is accessible by a shuttle at the bus shelters in front of Price Chopper and at St. Michaels Church, located on Williams Road.

State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith said, “For the second year in a row, the Department of Labor is proud to host this series of “Operation Hire: Veterans Career Fairs.” I encourage all veterans and their families in the Capital Region to attend this important event on November 18.”

Participating employers and organizations include: Albany Medical Center, Blue Shield of Northeastern NY, CSX Transportation, Excelsior College, Home Depot, Hudson Valley Community College, Mildred Elley, Pioneer Bank, Price Chopper, RPI, Seton Health, St. Mary’s Hospital, Time Warner Cable, and more.

The “Operation Hire: Career Fair” is co-sponsored by media sponsor Times in partnership with Yahoo Hot Jobs, refreshment sponsor Price Chopper, the Army National Guard and the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. Several hundred veterans and their family members are expected to attend.

This is the second in a series of three “Operation Hire: Veteran Career Fairs.” The first one took place in Cheektowaga in the Western NY Region and the third will take place on the USS Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on Pier 86 in New York City on November 23.

For more information on the Capital Region event, please contact the New York State Department of Labor at 518-457-1504.