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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2011 Archives > November 2011 > Calling All Job Seekers Over 1200 Jobs Available At Mayors Job Fair

Calling All Job Seekers Over 1200 Jobs Available At Mayors Job Fair

Contact: Lorey Schultz

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On Thursday, November 10th, Mayor Byron W. Brown will host a Job Fair at the Buffalo Museum of Science, where leading local employers and organizations are ready and looking to hire people

Mayor Byron W. Brown today invited Buffalo residents to attend a Job Fair, sponsored by the Mayor’s Office, on Thursday, November 10th.  It will be held at the Buffalo Museum of Science, from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.

 “As I travel throughout Buffalo, on any given day,  I often hear from people who tell me they can’t find a job,” said Mayor Brown.  “So I decided to reach out to area employers and I am pleased to announce that 1,200 good paying positions are now available, with more than a dozen leading local employers and organizations ready and looking to fill these jobs.”

The following businesses and organizations are hiring:  Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC), the City of Buffalo, ECMC, Embassy Suites, First Niagara, Geico, M&T, New York State Department of Labor, NFTA, The Statler, WNY Immediate Care, Buffalo Medical Group, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

“I want to thank participating employers for taking part in a Job Fair that I would like to see become the single best hiring day ever in Buffalo,” said Mayor Brown.  “What a great opportunity for job candidates to meet with employers face-to-face, and possibly walk away with a job.”

There will be hundreds of middle and entry level career openings, ranging from lab technicians and physician assistants, to nurse practitioners, assistant bank managers, tellers, cooks, banquet managers and restaurant servers.

While the U.S. economy as a whole continues to struggle to create jobs, with an unemployment rate at 9.1%, Buffalo’s unemployment rate currently stands below the state level at 7.3%, but unemployment among African Americans in Buffalo is listed at 23.9%.

Since 2006, Mayor Brown has made job growth a priority. Investment and development continue to move forward throughout the city, with new businesses and back offices re-locating to Buffalo, and creating jobs.  To help employers fill positions, Mayor Brown has coordinated a number of smaller scale job fairs that have connected job seekers with businesses.

The Mayor’s Job Fair on November 10th is free and open to all job seekers, but attendees wishing to stay to enjoy the museum’s exhibits will be required to pay admission. The Buffalo Employment & Training Center and University at Buffalo’s Educational Opportunity Center will also be on hand to provide job training information.  Professional/business attire is recommended.  Participants are also urged to bring updated copies of their resume.

“I look forward to seeing city residents at the Job Fair,” said Mayor Brown. “I am glad that I can help people find work, and employers fill those vital positions.”