Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Career Fair will be held April 16, and feature 150 businesses ready to hire for more than 3,000 available capital region jobs, according to a press release.
In addition, Cuomo’s office said this fair will be the largest.
“Our economy is growing and, especially here in the capital region, businesses are expanding and looking for more talented workers,” Cuomo stated. “Businesses come back each year because they know they can find good workers here and, with such a wide range of jobs available, I strongly encourage anyone looking to advance their career to attend this event.”
The career fair will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. The event is free for both job seekers and businesses. In addition, according to officials, job seekers are encouraged to pre-register at www.labor.ny.gov/mlkcareers.
Officials said participating businesses will come from 16 industry sectors, including manufacturing; finance and insurance; utilities and construction; professional; scientific and technical; healthcare; and social assistance.
The Dr. King Career Fair is sponsored by the New York State Department of Labor, in collaboration with the Office of General Services.
And, according to Acting State Labor Commissioner Mario Musolino, “Now in its 16th year, we have expanded our space for the Dr. King Career Fair to allow more businesses in than ever before. This growth of the event is a testament to the success businesses find when they participate in our recruitment events.”
In addition to meeting with businesses, job seekers will attend workshops beginning at 11 a.m., including “Use Your Resume to Sell Your Skills,” which will teach participants how to write a strong resume, and “Find Success with Jobs Express,” which will show participants how to navigate Gov. Cuomo’s Jobs Express website (www.jobs.ny.gov) to find the best job leads.
There will also be resume review services and on-site interviews with several participating businesses, according to officials.
Visit www.labor.ny.gov, or call the Department of Labor at 1-888-4-NYSDOL for additional information regarding career services and hiring events.