Greater Binghamton Chamber hosts Project Homecoming Career Fair

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. - Local job seekers are searching for new job opportunities as the visit their loved ones for the holidays.

The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce held its Project Homecoming Career Fair.

Over 60 companies packed the Center Court of the Oakdale Mall Thursday to find prospective employees, some offering on the spot interviews.

Companies who are hiring include Mirbaito, Visions, Tioga Downs, Maines, and the Raymond Corporation.

In Broome an Tioga Counties, there are around 2,500 job openings.

Chamber President and CEO Jen Conway says the timing of the fair is targeted toward people who are visiting for the holidays.

"This one we do right at this time specifically for those who are home seeing family friends.  It's a reminder of how great our area is.  They can take the afternoon to see what job opportunities are here," said Conway.

This year's event was held from 2:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m., which is a few hours later than usual due to feedback from previous job fair attendees.

Anyone who brought a copy of their resume had to opportunity to add it to an online database that participating companies can access after the fair.

The Project Homecoming Career Fair has taken place for over 20 years.

The event was also sponsored by NewsChannel 34.


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