Albany, NY (April 13, 2011) -
The New York State Department of Labor today announced, in partnership with the Office of General Services and the City of Albany, that they will again co-sponsor the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Career Fair. This year, more than ninety (90) local businesses will participate in the fair and offer more than 1,200 jobs for applicants.
Employers will meet with job seekers to discuss their openings. Several local education and training providers will also be on hand to talk with job seekers about continuing professional and vocational training. The event takes place on Thursday, April 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. Admission is free to the public.
State Labor Commissioner Colleen C. Gardner said, "This is the twelfth year that the Department of Labor has co-sponsored the Dr. King Career Fair. We are very proud to continue offering job seekers a wide range of concrete employment opportunities and to help business secure a skilled workforce."
Job seekers should bring their resumes and be ready to speak to local employers about numerous career opportunities. Some of the businesses attending include Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation/Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, CDPHP, Time Warner Cable, Momentive Performance Materials, Albany Medical Center, GlobalFoundries, The Home Depot, Tri-City JATC, Companies of JJ Young, Strategic Resources, MVP Health Care and GE Energy Solutions.
Job seekers can visit the Resume Resource Room, where they will learn the best way to present their experience to employers. Specialized staff will be available to analyze resumes and help job seekers polish their interview skills. The event will offer a 'Virtual' One-Stop Resource Room, with 14 web-connected laptops for online job searches. The Department of Labor's staff will also be available to scan resumes into our SMART (Skills Matching and Retrieval Technology) system. The SMART system matches worker skills with the qualifications needed for job openings posted by employers in the New York State Job Bank and emails job leads directly to job seekers.
Before the job fair opens that day, two workshops are scheduled for 11:00 a.m.:
For details about the job fair, please contact the Department of Labor at 1-888-4- NYSDOL or visit our web site at: www.labor.ny.gov.